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Senegal

CRESP Senegal

The CRESP (Center de Ressources pour l'Emergence Sociale Participative) Senegal is an ONG dedicated to the fight against hunger and poverty, working in the field of the sustainable local development, as well as preservation of the environment and of traditional wisdom in Africa. It works with two community networks in 60 villages and local communities integrating both national and international volunteers. CRESP carries out both at internal projects operated by its own personnel and its consultants and independent projects managed by other groups in collaboration with the CRESP, among which is ICVolunteers.

Activities

The NGO:

  • serves as a resource center for creating, empowering and expanding the activities of two networks, one of 33 ecovillages and the other of 26 local governments information systems
  • runs two education and training centers one for each network.

The EcoYoff Living & Learning Center focuses on the Senegal Ecovillage Network (GENSEN). and provides formal and non-formal education and training in literacy, five dimensions of ecological and community technologies, preschool health, nutrition and early childhood education, international and local university sustainability studies, internships and volunteer opportunities in service learning, participatory action research and design of development programs.

The CRESP ICT Training Center provides training in the participatory creation of databases and websites for local government belonging to the Système d'information Populaire (SIP) network; and also runs community computer literacy courses and a cybercenter.

  • operates development programs and projects for local and international agencies both within the two networks and in agency project sites.
  • participates in community development at home in the old fishing village of Yoff, a commune of Dakar.
  • provides charitable assistance, when funds are available, to members of the extended families in our networks, persons unable to afford health care, supplements for nutritional deficiencies, eyeglasses, fees for birth registration, money for school supplies and other basic needs.

Contact

CRESP Sénégal, BP 8873, Dakar-Yoff, Sénégal
Email: senegal@icvolunteers.org.

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