It all began in 2001......
Thousands of boys, ages 5-16, walk the streets of Dakar Senegal (a country located on the western coastline of Africa) soliciting contributions, day and night. In 2002, I sat in a cab parked in front of a convenience store in Dakar. Three boys approached me. With a look of complete disorientation, the youngest boy (around seven years old) timidly asked for charity. On that memorable day ten years ago, a young child thrust a tin-can through the open window of a car, pleading with his eyes for my help, and a commitment was ignited in my heart to find a way to respond to the needs of hundreds of these children known all over Senegal, as the Talibes.
KEEPING THE PROMISE
Two Smiles for a Child
- Established networking opportunities with folks in Senegal, and The Gambia who have successful foundations or schools.
- Partnered with individuals and businesses to provide educational services
- Visited under-serviced communities and identified grassroots leaders needing help in setting up community based projects for pre-school children, summer programs (educational and recreational), job training for youth, and work projects for women
NOW IS THE TIME FOR TWO SMILES FOR A GLOBAL TO INVITE INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, COMMUNITTY ORGANIZATIONS, TO BECOME AWARE OF THE NEEDS AND OFFER SUPPORT.
WE WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR VALUABLE INPUT CAN HELP WITH THE EXPANSION OF ASSISTANCE.
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Coming soon, opportunity to support literacy in Gambia, West Africa!!!!!
Sponsored Writing Workshop in Dakar Senegal, 2002
Saint Louis Senegal in 2001