10thanniversary

Celebrating CREATE!’s 10th Anniversary in Senegal

Endless blue sky stretches from horizon to horizon. Sun scorches the dry, barren land that is scattered with shrubs and baobab trees offering little shade, withered by dusty Harmattan winds blowing off the Sahara. Temperatures hover well over 100 F during the dry season here, a time when cattle and goat herders migrate south in search of better grazing land for their livestock, as the desert encroaches year after year. In a small village, trails of cooking smoke float towards the sky between huts with dried grass rooftops. Children laugh as they chase a soccer ball together, kicking up the sand as they run. Women dressed head to toe in gorgeous, colorful dresses walk amongst the buildings, smiling as they greet each other, “asalaam malekum.” Welcome to Senegal.

“Alone, we are going fast; all together, we will go even further to promote the autonomy of women in rural areas.” – Omar Ndiaye Seck, CREATE! Country Director.

Watch the video below of CREATE!’s partner communities over the last 10 years and watch how our impact has grown!

10thanniversary

For ten years CREATE! has carried out impactful work here, providing thousands of Senegalese women and their families with access to clean water, improved cookstoves, nutritious vegetables, and access to credit. In 2010, we started with five partner communities: Diender, Fass Kane, Fass Koffe, Ouarkhokh, and Thienaba. Today, we have 18 partner communities and are continuously expanding each year.

Learn more about CREATE! from our Country Director in this video.

10 Activities for the 10th Anniversary

You’re invited to celebrate with us! In honor of CREATE!’s 10th anniversary, we’ve created 10 activities for our supporters around the world. Please check this page for activity updates. If you have any questions, please contact us here

“We would not have been able to achieve the impact with Senegalese communities without your support, and we welcome you to join our 10th-anniversary celebration.” – Michael Carson, CREATE! Executive Director

  1. 10th Anniversary launch, welcome!

    You can also check out the 10th anniversary blog post here.

  2. Virtual Climate Change Trivia Night:

    Thursday, July 9th from 4 – 5:30 PM PST / 7 – 8:30 PM EST. RSVP here.

  3. Annual summer tree-planting campaign in Senegal:

    Details and date TBA.

  4. Online Auction of Senegalese Art:

    Details and date TBA.

  5. Reflection Hour:

    Details and date TBA.

  6. Webinar Panel:

    Details and date TBA.

  7. Fall Fundraising Campaign:

    Details and date TBA.

  8. Online Senegalese Cooking Class:

    Details and date TBA.

  9. Storytelling Hour:

    Details and date TBA.

  10. Donor Trip to Senegal 2021:

    Details and date TBA.

Endless blue sky stretches from horizon to horizon. Sun scorches the dry, barren land that is scattered with shrubs and baobab trees offering little shade, withered by dusty Harmattan winds blowing off the Sahara. Temperatures hover well over 100 F during the dry season here, a time when cattle and goat herders migrate south in search of better grazing land for their livestock, as the desert encroaches year after year. In a small village, trails of cooking smoke float towards the sky between huts with dried grass rooftops. Children laugh as they chase a soccer ball together, kicking up the sand as they run. Women dressed head to toe in gorgeous, colorful dresses walk amongst the buildings, smiling as they greet each other, “asalaam malekum.” Welcome to Senegal.

“Alone, we are going fast; all together, we will go even further to promote the autonomy of women in rural areas.” – Omar Ndiaye Seck, CREATE! Country Director.

Watch the video below of CREATE!’s partner communities over the last 10 years and watch how our impact has grown!
senegal africa
10thanniversary

For ten years CREATE! has carried out impactful work here, providing thousands of Senegalese women and their families with access to clean water, improved cookstoves, nutritious vegetables, and access to credit. In 2010, we started with five partner communities: Diender, Fass Kane, Fass Koffe, Ouarkhokh, and Thienaba. Today, we have 18 partner communities and are continuously expanding each year.

Learn more about CREATE! from our Country Director in this video.
senegal africa

10 Activities for the 10th Anniversary

You’re invited to celebrate with us! In honor of CREATE!’s 10th anniversary, we’ve created 10 activities for our supporters around the world. Please check this page for activity updates. If you have any questions, please contact us here

“We would not have been able to achieve the impact with Senegalese communities without your support, and we welcome you to join our 10th-anniversary celebration.” – Michael Carson, CREATE! Executive Director

  1. 10th Anniversary launch, welcome!

    You can also check out the 10th anniversary blog post here.

  2. Virtual Climate Change Trivia Night:

    June 25th. Time TBA.

  3. Annual summer tree-planting campaign in Senegal:

    Details and date TBA.

  4. Online Auction of Senegalese Art:

    Details and date TBA.

  5. Reflection Hour:

    Details and date TBA.

  6. Webinar Panel:

    Details and date TBA.

  7. Fall Fundraising Campaign:

    Details and date TBA.

  8. Online Senegalese Cooking Class:

    Details and date TBA.

  9. Storytelling Hour:

    Details and date TBA.

  10. Donor Trip to Senegal 2021:

    Details and date TBA.

10th anniversary

Join our community of supporters from all over the globe by making a donation in honor of CREATE!’s 10 years of impact:

In honor of our 10th Anniversary, we invite you to make a meaningful gift to help sustain and grow our unique programs. Every donation makes a difference as we work to create a sustainable future for communities across Senegal!
$10 – Grassroots support add up! With many $10 donations, you can offer seeds of hope to expand community gardens in rural Senegal today.

$110 – We can accomplish financial literacy for women in rural Senegal with your gift at this level today!

$1010 – When you give at this level, we can provide access to clean abundant water for numerous families across rural Senegal using solar technology.

Interested in leaving a legacy behind at CREATE!? Email Executive Director, Michael Carson to learn more about a planned gift that will benefit West Africa for generations to come: michael@createaction.org

Is your business interested in sponsoring our 10th Anniversary activities? Email Development Director, Paulomi Bhattacharyya to learn more: paulomi@createaction.org

10thanniversary

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