Experiencing Senegal

Experiencing Senegal

Greetings from Gossas! This week, I am writing from Senegal while I’m here working alongside our Senegalese staff and visiting our field sites for the first time. My main task while I’m here is to help increase the capacity of the communications team, which works...
Field Report: Visit to the Village of Mboss

Field Report: Visit to the Village of Mboss

This month, CREATE! Founder Barry Wheeler is in Senegal, traveling through CREATE! partner communities to see the progress that community members have made. His first stop last week was the village of Mboss, which officially joined CREATE! in May this year. When Barry...
Tabaski Mubarak!

Tabaski Mubarak!

This Friday, Sept. 1st marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha, a four-day Islamic festival celebrated worldwide every year. Known as Tabaski in Senegalese Wolof, the festival honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael, as an act of obedience to...
Arbor Day in Senegal

Arbor Day in Senegal

This past weekend, Senegal celebrated its National Arbor Day, or “la journée nationale de l’arbre,” which has taken place on the first Sunday of August every year since 1984. Organized by the local governing council and the National Water and Forestry Service, and...
Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak

Last Friday marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Senegal. During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from drinking and eating from sunrise to sunset. In addition, individuals spend this month reflecting on and enacting Islamic tenets, including...