World Renew and its partners in Senegal focus on health, literacy, local leadership development, and the training of church leaders. In all our work, justice is a central component; focusing on groups of people whose voices often go unheard.
Senegal is faced with several challenges from a low level of education, unemployment, and climate change (increasing drought and loss of land due to encroaching salt water).
While Senegal is a beacon of stability to the region and the economy grows a little every year, many people in rural areas and the poor suburbs of the cities are excluded from avenues to personal progress.
Hence, 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.
World Renew places a special emphasis on work with teenage 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
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.
World Renew and its partners focus on health, HIV & AIDS, literacy, leadership development, and the training of deacons and pastors.
One element of this work is an emphasis on Biblical justice and helping churches and communities become aware of injustices in their communities and look at ways to reduce these.
Another 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.
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World Renew Partners In Senegal
With SLDS (formerly EELS), World Renew has programs in adolescent health, support of families involved in orphan care, AIDS prevention, literacy and justice. Over 130 persons living with HIV and AIDS are in SLDS support groups. Over 100 adolescents are in adolescent health learning groups and literacy training.
The SLDS programs are closely linked, building collaboration and mutual learning. Graduates of the adolescent health program are working through advocacy, street theatre and neighborhood forums to change community attitudes and practices that harm children and youth.
With YWAM, World Renew promotes health and Biblical justice in an impoverished community in Dakar. The program teaches teenage girls about health issues and healthy lifestyle choices. The peer educators also deal with communication with parents and cultural issues such as teenage marriage and pregnancy.
World Renew and ELS have long cooperated to support communities in the region around Fatick and elsewhere in Senegal. This year, we entered a more formal partnership and will start this new phase with the support of the ELS Preschool in Local Languages Program
World Renew recently started work in the Kedougou region in the South-East of Senegal. World Renew is working to strengthen church leadership through Timothy Leadership Training. In the future, we will likely expand our Kedougou activities with a community development program.