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...
New Partnership with the Village of Mboss

New Partnership with the Village of Mboss

CREATE! is excited to announce our newest community partnership! In late April, CREATE!’s Senegal field team signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leaders in the village of Mboss. Through extensive meetings with local leaders, our field technicians formulated...
Celebrating Easter in Senegal

Celebrating Easter in Senegal

It’s Easter in Senegal. Every year on Good Friday, Senegalese Catholics make a traditional treat called ngalakh to enjoy over the Easter weekend. Ngalakh is a porridge made of millet, peanut paste, baobab fruit, sugar, and vanilla. After mass on Good Friday,...