Coronavirus, can you help?
As this pandemic sweeps the world, our projects have gone into lockdown, a necessary step to protect lives. In the UK all planned fundraising events have been cancelled. Financial commitments (eg rent, utilities, salary) in Senegal mean Diapalante needs to continue to raise about £500 per month.
This has prompted us to make a direct appeal for donations. We know that for many times are hard, but if you are able please consider making a donation. Absolutely every donation is helpful, but if you can make a regular donation, however small, the ongoing commitment will give us and our partners more financial security.
In Senegal, the Centre is shut, as are schools, universities and many businesses. To help our members families through the increased poverty and hardship we are launching a new project. This gives our teenage and adult members the opportunity to write much needed Senegalese children’s storybooks. These will be a mix of original works and translations, and participants will receive a small payment to enable them to contribute to their families’ budget.
We have been working with local communities in Mauritania and Senegal since 2005. Find out more about our projects.
Exciting New Arrivals
Visit our shop to see the new items from Senegal including notelets made by members of the Centre.