HIV/AIDS Prevention and Family Planning
Rain Worker in the Casamance
Senegal is our newest project country. Thanks to the courageous initiative of a former employee contact was established with two professional local NGOs Enda Santé and Futur au Présent. Since Senegal is one of those countries in which female genital mutilation (FGM) is carried out in 26% of all girls and women, women and human rights also take up a large part of our training curriculum.
“It was impressive here to see that women who already had enough children (5 to 8) and didn’t want any more because they were more than busy with field work, housework, children and men. There was this older man, representing the old generation, who cannot have enough children. The opposites have collided with each other: he wants children to work in the fields, as a retirement provision to demonstrate his wealth and potency, and they, the women who bear the brunt, want change! ” Said our staff member.
In March 2019, 24 participants came to our beginner workshop in Ziguinchor, in the Casamance. They already work in the social field to reduce poverty in southern Senegal, especially in HIV/AIDS prevention. They propagate condoms, carry out free HIV/AIDS tests, raise awareness among young people through community conversations, reach gay men and sex workers, and have helped more than 50,000 people so far. Family planning supports them in their work.
Africa must be saved by Africans
All participants of our workshop are engaged as social workers and health workers. Our Rain Worker training in Senegal can therefore build on an existing infrastructural and content basis and will increase the multiplier effect!
Knowledge enables people to exercise their political, social, cultural and economic rights.