October 30th, 2006
There is a nice article about Project Japale Goune in the October issue of Reconnections, a magazine for Rotary Foundation Alumni. It describes the beginning of the project;
The sight of children in tattered clothes living with
their parents in a tent in Senegal inspired three U.S.
Rotary Foundation Scholars — Katie Krueger, Ling Ling
Phung, and Natalie Domond — to start a school lunch
program for underprivileged students there in 2003.
You can read it entirely online here: Reconnections
October 10th, 2006
Our partnership with L’Ecole Primaire de Point E is sustained mainly by the hardworking and dedicated M. Sane, who has given countless time and energy to this project and never asked for anything in return. He is one of those unsung heroes who quietly goes about serving others, simply because helping is its own reward.
In order to make his life a lot easier, and to make our partnership stronger, we would like to be able to outfit him with a laptop. Currently, each time he needs to create a montly report, budget statement, or send us an email (sometimes daily) he walks to the closest cyber cafe. There he deals with unreliable internet connections, viruses galore, and the regular electricity cuts that plague Dakar.
Do any of your PJG supporters out there have an old laptop that you could donate to Project Japale Goune? We only ask that it has enough speed and memory to run MS Office and has a battery that can outlast Dakar power outages (at least an hour). Of course, the value of the laptop can be taken as a tax deduction.
If you have a laptop that you are interested in donating, please contact us!
October 6th, 2006
You can now download our brochure! Project Japale Goune Brochure
It is a PDF file and you must have Adobe Reader, which you can get here.