Since 1984, World Vision has worked in Senegal taking a stand against the despair of vulnerable children, advocating for their well-being, and being a voice for the voiceless and a partner to poor and oppressed communities. From the beginning, it was very clear that it was necessary to get closer to communities through community development programmes aimed at empowering communities and restoring their dignity. This largely explains our community anchorage through long-term programmes.
For the year 2021, among many other achievements, we are proud to have contributed to:
- A significant improvement in reading skills: The proportion of children in the CE1 class who have reached at least a minimum level of proficiency in reading has increased from 22% to 34%.
- The remarkable progress of the population concerning the declaration of children in the civil status from their birth, with the proportion of children, who declared the civil status from their birth, rose from 14% to 84%.
- A significant improvement in the protective environment children with the proportion of children who think their community is a safe place, which increased from 59 % to 64%.
- A slight decrease in child marriage: The proportion of girls married before the age of 18 has decreased from 6.4% to 5.8%.
- An improvement in the nutrition of children and of the newborns, with the proportion of children exclusively breastfed until the age of 6 months, has increased from 23% to 55%.
- A marked improvement in children’s learning opportunities, with the proportion of adolescents who report having learning opportunities that can lead to a productive life increasing from 42% to 97%.