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At the end of August 2010, I will be going to Senegal to teach English
for a year as a volunteer for the Charity Project Trust. To do this I
need to raise £4850.
I hope that this experience will help me develop my language skills and that I will be able to come back fluent in French, along side being able to hold a baisc conversation in Wolof.
I will be putting on several fundraising events such as The Pub Quiz, Music Night, and many other things. If theres anything in particular you'd like to attend let me know and I'll try and organise it!
Senegal is well known for it's culture of music and football, the stunning coastlines and the hustle and bustle of the capital of Dakar that most tourists rushed to when visiting the country. There is so much more to Senegal!
Senegal's motto is 'One People, One Goal, One Faith', despite this being a bit odd for a country with two national lanuages and over 80 political parties, it is a peaceful country where the greatest disrespect is to not spend enough time greating someone.
I hope that whilst there I will be able to perhaps start a drama group and come back fluent in French along side Wolof (94% of the population speak Wolof).
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SENEGAL:
In January 2001 laws in Sengal declared that education should be compulsory and free for all children under the age of 16. However, due to limited resources and low demand for secular education in areas where Islamic education is more prevalent, the law is not fully enforced.
Whilst enrollment rates for schools are high (at around 80%), attendence rates often drop to around 40%. This is partly due to the huge number of students enrolling, which means that the schools cannot handle the number of students.There is perhaps not enough teachers to meet the demand.
Often children (who do not go to school) apprentice themselves to a shop, where they recieve no wages.
Jarnga dafar jorhea yarcarre.
(Education brings hope)
The Pub Quiz and Raffle: This night brought in just over £600, thanks to all those that came along or bought tickets and supportted me in a very educational evening!
Fete: The fete on the 8th May brought in £50!
Smartie Tubes: Are a constant stream of change! Having brought in about £50 so far!
Charitable Trusts: Have recieved £1000 in total from Charitable Trusts (2 x 100, 1 x 300, 1 x 500)
All for One,One for All - Was a great night, didn't make a spectacular Profit but was a fun night none the less!
Your Day In Senegal:
Now's the chance for you to get a day in Senegal for only £9. What's the catch I hear you say?
The main thing is that I will be experiencing that day on your behalf. Which in someways is far more convient. None of that pesky travelling!
What do you have to do? Step 1: Simply tell me which day you'd like out of the 365 days (From End of August to End of August). It could be your Birthday, Anniversary, a day on which you'd liked to have gone on holiday on... There's alot of choice.
Step 2: Use this justgiving page to sponser me for that particular day. (or tell me if there's another form in which you'd like to do so.
Step 3: Anticipate the exciting day of your choice, where (depending on speed of post or speed of mindpower) you will recieve a postcard or goodwill thoughts. I wil associate a photo taken on each day with the sponser!
Step 4: Expect my gratitude. Thank you.
The list so far:Your Day:
January 11th - Maggie Bending
January 14th - Mark
January 31st - Peter Westlake
February 11th - Lynda Burchell
February 18th - Josie Burchell
February 19th - Hugh Pinder
March 19th - Kit Westlake
April 1st - Maggie and Mark
April 28th - Naiomi Taylor
June 12th - Catherine Rogers
June 29th - Debbie Mason
June 30th - Swansea Cambridge Branch WCF!!!
August 11th - Charlotte Sankey
August 28th - Phillip Taylor
September 21st - Tertius Fulton & Duncan & Nico
September 28th - Maggie G
October 29th - Babara Sheppard
November 7th - Fiona Westlake
December 24th - Maggie Bending
December 29th - Naiomi and Phillip Anniversary