Description/achievement of initiative
The overall goal of the initiative is to empower disabled women, widows, orphans and other vulnerable within the population in rural Senegal using sustainable means. Our vision is to empower these groups by improving their food and nutrition situation, access to education and medication on a long term and strengthening their position within the community.
The goal of creating sustainable means to empower the vulnerable will be carried out via several programmes, as follows:1. A sponsorship programme for disabled woman and widows which aims to provide sustainable means of nutrition and to reduce the financial burden by providing food staples, making up the majority of the monthly budget of a typical household in rural Senegal. The programme will sustainably enhance their income opportunities and also promote the participation in small scale businesses.2. A sponsorship programme for orphan children providing free access to education. The programme will sponsor the tuition fees for boarding school, providing access to education and a stable learning environment. The programme also aims on a long term to provide technical equipment such as personal computers, laptops or tablets to the boarding school.3. A sponsorship programme of medical assistance in the interest of the poorest population. The programme will sponsor underprivileged families for medication for chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.4. A development program with the goal of providing lighting and power distribution via solar panels. The programme aims to install solar panels in remote settlements to provide access to electricity and help to reduce the inequalities in access to infrastructure.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The programmes are set up in coordination between several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in the European Union and in Senegal, as well as indivuduals. The programmes are coordinated by the Luxembourg-based organization Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu a.s.b.l. and carried out and distributed through their partners in Senegal, i.e. individuals with significant social status and responsibilities such as Muhammadu Mahy Cissé and other local non-governmental organizations.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the European Union, Luxembourg, and Senegal
Individuals and volunteer in the European Union and Senegal
Women networks, community associations
- Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu Sénégal
- Mouvement Solidarité Humanitaire Alfityanu Luxembourg