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A village is defending the rights of children

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A village is defending the rights of children

Village Pilote is the only association for the protection of children in Senegal. It has teams in France, Switzerland and Belgium in order to manage all the IT and accounting aspects.

A strong commitment

It is a great proof of commitment to save these street children in Senegal. Indeed, each year, nearly 100 young people are integrated into the world of work or return to school. The association also works on prevention among the population. Indeed, 2007 talibé* children in Koranic schools are made aware of the dangers of the street. The association currently has 165 volunteers and trainees. *In Senegal, there are many children in the streets. Called talibés, they beg and live on the street. They are in real danger and have an uncertain future.

The association

Created in 1994 by Loïc Treguy, Village Pilote is a French-Senegalese non-profit organization (NGO). The association has 2 host villages in Senegal with a professional training center to teach young people manual trades such as carpentry, cooking, masonry, etc. Each year, 2235 children are taken off the street.

The care process

The reintegration of the children in their families and schools is done after the care. Thanks to the global society, its donations and the help of the people from the to the association, young people from 3 to 12 years old have access to a roof, food, clothing and medical care. Emotional support also plays an essential role in the proper development of the child: dialogue and listening are imperative. Literacy training for children is also essential for their reintegration into the outside world, particularly to enable them to find work and get off the street. Young people aged 13 to 17 benefit from the same treatment. They are prepared for socio-professional integration thanks to the training courses offered by the association. The animators work hard to find the children's families. When they are reintegrated, a telephone follow-up is set up to ensure their well-being.

Everyone wants their families to have enough food to eat that is safe and nutritious. A world with zero hunger can positively impact our economies, health, education, equality and social development. It's a key piece of building a better future for everyone and to achieve the main Sustainable Development Goals.

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