From the Director

My family and I recently returned from a three month stay in Senegal. We had a blast being there together and spending time both in the city and the country, enjoying good food, interesting culture, and making new friends. It was a great opportunity to have our young son experience another culture and see more of the wide world out there, and we all escaped much the dreary Oregon winter!

 One of our favorite experiences is enjoying a meal with friends and co-workers.  Here our son is learning how to eat rice and fish Senegalese-style.

One of our favorite experiences is enjoying a meal with friends and co-workers.  Here our son is learning how to eat rice and fish Senegalese-style.

Usually, my time is brief and busy managing programs and meeting with partners, so this extended stay offered the chance to spend more time with our team and immersing myself more in the culture and language. Most importantly, it allowed us to get a big jumpstart on all the programming we have planned for this year. We are doing three more gardens this year, working with more partner schools, and building two new health posts, alongside running our existing programs.

We are really excited for what is coming this year, and because of your partnership, we are continuing to make strides in walking together with the people of rural Senegal. Your contribution makes these programs possible.

 

-From all of us at Andando, “jere jef!” - Thank you!