HIGHLIGHT : Celebrating five years of “Help the Street Children” activities
In 2014-2015, with funding from the Youth Action Network and Unesco-Dakar, the West African Research Center (WARC) launched the JETS project (Jeunesse, Entreprise et Transformation Sociale) to help young senegalese with potential for leadership and entrepreneurship initiate sustainable and grassroots-based activities. Among the recipients of the awards made available by the JETS project was a young man by the name of Edouard Waly Ndiaye who is also the founder and
president of the Help the Street Children Association established on December 27, 2012 and officially recognized as a youth organization engaging in actions and activities meant to preserve the good health and good nutrition status of street children, to provide schooling and vocational training to street children and koranic school kids and to chart out ways and means to facilitate the social reintegration of such children.
The Help the Street Children association convened at WARC on Wednesday, December 27 to celebrate its five years of activities, an event which was attended by over 50 people including officials from donors such as the US Embassy in Dakar.
It should also be noted that WARC made its premises available to the Association free of charge to support initiatives from young west africans in Senegal and other countries. Among many youth associations, WARC is now known and recognized as an institution always ready and prepared to lend a helping hand by making its office and meeting space available to them on a pro bono basis.