Why World Vision is in Senegal

Senegal endured complicated political tensions in 2023 that led to multiple challenges, including the closure of banks, schools and universities, and disruptions to the health system. Rising food and energy prices, especially for staple foods, also had a major impact on the Senegalese people.

Food security remains a challenge, due to a poor agricultural season in 2021–2022, the effects of extreme weather, and the lack of agricultural equipment. Additionally, the country suffers from the harmful effects of child marriage and a lack of child protection, especially among girls. A shortage of teachers as well as unsuitable learning environments is pushing schools to their limits. Many communities also lack adequate access to clean water.

In response, several approaches are underway through World Vision to overcome these challenges. In the past year, over 1,200 vulnerable households have been empowered with training on practical, income-generating activities. We’ve reached over 4,400 parents with positive parenting that benefits 45,740 children. Additionally, 91% of children are now registered at birth, an important form of child protection. Education is improving, with over 1,100 teachers trained to increase literacy in schools. And over 54,000 people are now equipped with access to clean water.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Senegal

World Vision's staff in Senegal are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For children in rural communities who don’t have the same opportunities to access remote classes as those in cities do.


  • For women whose income from their small businesses is affected by the pandemic, which in turn affects their ability to feed their children well.


  • We thank God that our program areas and registered children have been protected from the COVID-19 virus, thanks to strong partnerships and dynamic response teams.


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