Pictures tell a thousand words.
This summer World Renew offers a gallery of images from nine countries, giving you a close up look at communities engaged in the work of renewal and building resilience.
Girls who participate in vocational education through the Adolescent Health and Rights Program prepare to present what they've learnt to their peers in Dakar, Senegal.
Youth listen attentively before practicing to lift a patient during a First Aid course organized by World Renew partner SLDS in collaboration with the Red Cross, Dakar, Senegal.
An elderly man gets tested for HIV/AIDS at a testing and advocacy day organized in Dakar by World Renew partner SLDS. SLDS works to convince populations who are not usually the target of such events, like elderly men and women, to get tested.
Village men participate in a focus group discussion in preparation for the start of the Adolescent Health and Rights Program in villages around Linguere, Senegal.
Women of a Dakar Neighbourhood Council discuss discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS, using materials developed by World Renew partner SLDS.
Women of the Neighbourhood Council of Diamalaye, Dakar, discuss discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS using materials designed by the EAIDS program of World Renew partner SLDS.
Members of Youth Action Groups present a skit on early marriage (with elderly men) for participants in the Adolescent Health and Rights Program Self-Evaluation at Ngor Island, Dakar, Senegal.
Girls of the Adolescent Health and Rights Groups of Toung and Boubakh (Linguere, Senegal) attend a training on malaria.
Program Consultant Esther Kuhn shares a meal with church leaders in Ekess, South-East Senegal.
Audience enjoys Community Event in Ngoye, Senegal.
Members of Neighbourhood Councils wait to be tested for HIV/AIDS at a testing event that they themselves organized with World Renew partner SLDS and its Embrace AIDS program, Dakar, Senegal.
In Senegal, World Renew provides a framework for community action, equipping the poor and marginalized to transform their communities one step at a time. This is done in collaboration with partner churches, other Christian groups, and local communities within Senegal. Together, World Renew and its partners focus on health, HIV & AIDS, literacy, leadership development, and the training of deacons and pastors. One key element that has been a focus of World Renew ministry in Senegal for more than 15 years is HIV and AIDS awareness, prevention, and care. With these things in mind, World Renew places a special emphasis on work with young girls who are especially vulnerable to injustice, early marriage, and sexual exploitation and who also lack a strong voice in Senegalese society. By educating and empowering this segment of society, World Renew and its partners are also building a culture of open communication, peace-making, and civic responsibility in the wider community. This program is made possible in part through a generous contribution from the Canadian government's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.