Health and Dignity for Mothers and Children – Health Station FAI Senegal

The project “Expansion of the Médina Chérif Health Station” (Kolda community in Senegal) serves to support several broadly defined health programs.

The health station’s purpose is to serve the rural community of Médina Chérif and to help lower mother and child mortality, to prevent infectious diseases and to generally improve the very important access to health care for its citizens.

Up until now, the community’s medical set up – with its very minimal resources – was unable to adequately accommodate pregnant women. The result was a high mother-infant mortality rate. Since the construction of the health station, the medical treatment available has greatly improved and the number of patients in the FAI maternity ward has increased by 1,670 women.

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Christmas Well 2020 – Thank You to Our Supporters

With a portion of the 2020 Christmas Donation Funds, that we received from our generous supporters last year, we were able to install several more solar powered wells in the Matam region in northeast Senegal.

Getting water in the Matam regions is an immense struggle for many women and children.

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5 Solar-Powered Wells were Completed in Matam – Project “Drill for Wellbeing”

Having water in a home means improved quality of life and wellbeing.  Access to water plays an important role in hygiene, health, and sustainable development.

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Action against the consequences of COVID-19 in Senegal

Our founder Ute Ohoven was able to try on the first t-Shirt for the Senegal Team

Together with the  Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit #GIZ #Senegal we start a project  to fight the Covd-19 consequences  concerning health and society in Senegal.

It benefits the poorest families, who are seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and consequences, to help them with food security and to support a return into a professional activity. The YOU Foundation carries out educational measures, video messages, prevention work or direct support of affected people by making available also mobile health teams. Different individual measures are taken in rural areas e.g. distribution of seed and plants, to support self-sufficiency. Fast and unbureaucratic actions in the interest of those affected are required urgently.

Dance Classes in Baraka Have Begun!

In the important early childhood development years, children need adequate movement.  Dancing offers not only the opportunity to increase their endurance but also promotes rhythmical movement as well as flexibility and coordination.

Die jungen Bewohner des Liberté VI Stadtteil in der Region Dakar, Senegal erhalten dank des ehrenamtlichen und unglaublichen Engagements von Frau Martina Dähn aus Deutschland einen regelmäßig stattfindenden Tanzunterricht.

Thanks to the fantastic volunteer work of Ms. Martina Dähn from Germany, the young inhabitants of the Liberté VI neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal receive regular dance instruction.

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