In the East Kaolack area of Senegal, where families struggle to make ends meet, many children are deprived of the chance to go to school – as their parents need them to help with farming. And, with just 13 primary schools for 162 villages, there simply aren’t enough teachers anyway.
But, World Vision supporters are funding a project that will enable more and more children to soon enjoy the benefits of an education. Not only are three new primary schools being built – but staff are actively working with parents and village leaders, educating them about the value of sending their children to school. The syllabus is also in the process of being adapted, to make it more relevant to local needs, teaching adults income generating skills based on the local culture. This will give many more children and their parents the chance to learn vital skills and secure a better future, while building trust between teachers and local communities. Help continue this vital work in East Kaolack, Senegal and with projects giving access to education in other poor communities.