We envision a future in which all Senegalese and African youth are equipped with critical 21st century skills such as entrepreneurship, team work, and effective communication; use them to take the lead in their communities to drive change, exemplify responsible citizenship, and start businesses that create employment opportunities for other young people, contributing to the economic advancement of their countries.
Launching Soon: Pilot Project
Senegal, like many African countries, has a large and growing youth population that if provided with the right supports, can propel its economy forward. We started Jeunesse Action to equip young people in Senegal to solve the country’s most pressing challenges. Our vision is that young people in Senegal will take the lead to identify local challenges and come up with local solutions.
We are thrilled to launch our first pilot program in Dakar in September 2019. The pilot is an after school program offered to elementary school students in select schools in Dakar. High school seniors and college students will be recruited to tutor school children in reading, writing, math and to teach them a variety of enrichment activities such as art and sports. We will recruit a local coordinator who will be responsible for overseeing, supporting tutors, and managing the pilot under the guidance of our CEO and board of directors.
The pilot is designed to fill a critical gap in Senegalese educational system. Schools typically close at the end of the school day the overwhelming majority of school children do not have access to out of school academic enrichment activities. This has long-term negative impact on the performance of school children on the country’s overall educational achievement and economic advancement. We propose to train young adults (high school seniors and college students) to address this challenge.
We are seeking your help to realize our vision. We need to raise $6,000 to run a 10-week pilot program serving 50-75 elementary school children. Our long term goal is to offer a year round after school program.
Below is a breakdown of how far your donation will go:
- Program cost: $120 per child
- $90 pays for 1 tutor for 10 weeks
- $20 pays for school supplies for one child for the duration of the program
PLEASE CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON ABOVE
to help us make this exciting pilot project a reality! Stay tuned for info on our Indiegogo Campaign to raise additional funds.