Students hold up individual chalkboards with completed math problems in a classroom in Senegal in 2017

Senegal

Humanity & Inclusion in Senegal 

In Senegal, Humanity & Inclusion's team has worked to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and improve their social and economic inclusion in the country since 1995. 

Landmines were widely used in an internal conflict that gripped the agricultural region of Casamance in southern Senegal beginning in 1982. This region is still polluted with mines and other UXO which continue to displace and pose a threat to countless civilians across the country. 

Though Senegal ratified the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on September 7, 2010, people with disabilities find it hard to access basic services or to earn a regular income. Including children with disabilities in education is one of the major challenges in Senegal, where 66% of children with disabilities do not attend school.

Areas of Intervention

  • Inclusive Education
  • Health
  • Disability and diabetes

Humanity & Inclusion's 89-member team has broadened its fields of action to include: maternal & and child health, inclusive education, economic inclusion of vulnerable people and people with disabilities, rehabilitation, diabetes.

We work in areas of the country where the needs are most significant, including Dakar in the north, and the three regions of Casamance in the south.


Our Past Work

Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Senegal since 1996, helping communities foster a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Our work is continuously evolving to meet the needs of the communities where we serve. 

Read on to learn more about our past work in Senegal and consider investing in our future.

Child Abuse Prevention

Humanity & Inclusion's TOGETHER Projects advocated on local and national levels to raise awareness on the prevention of sexual violence against children. The organization also trained health professionals to deal with the physical and psychological obstacles faced by victims.

CURRENT PROJECTS ARE POSSIBLE THANKS TO HUMANITY & INCLUSION DONORS, AND THE FOLLOWING:

USAID
AFD
World Diabetes Foundation
Global Affairs Canada