Help us build a boarding school for Senegalese children living with albinism!

Help us build a boarding school for Children Living with Albinism in Senegal!

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Help us build a boarding school for Senegalese children living with albinism!

<h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Humanitarian Mission in Senegal 🇸🇳</strong></h2> <p style="text-align:center"><em>(from November 20th to December 13th, 2019)</em></p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <p>Organized by <strong>NOW (NGO)</strong>, this volunteer mission aims to build&nbsp;a boarding school and to&nbsp;rehabilitate&nbsp;a center for Children Living with Albinism, in partnership with the National Association of Albinism in Senegal (<strong>ANAS</strong>).</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <h3 style="text-align:center"><br /> <strong>Albinism in Senegal</strong></h3> <p>In Senegal, 98% of People Living with Albinism die before the age of 40 because of skin cancer. A vast&nbsp;majority of these people are illiterate and forced into begging because of the discrimination and persecution they suffer from.</p> <p>For instance, in Senegal, it is a traditional belief&nbsp;that having sexual intercourse with an albino can cure AIDS. Many People Living with Albinism are even mutilated and killed, as&nbsp;having&nbsp;a hand of theirs is believed to bring good luck.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you wish to learn more, we invite you to visit the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">ANAS&#39;&nbsp;website</a>&nbsp;and their <a href="" target="_blank"> Facebook page</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <h3 style="text-align:center"><strong>ANAS</strong></h3> <p><br /> The National Association of Albinism in Senegal (<strong>ANAS</strong>) was created on May 14, 1997.</p> <p>It aims to fight for People Living with Albinism&#39;s right to dignity and to raise awareness about&nbsp;the extremely difficult conditions in which they live in Senegal.</p> <p>Located in the city of Thi&egrave;s, 1 hour away from&nbsp;Dakar, the ANAS&#39; center&nbsp;aims to be a school for Children Living with Albinism, as well as a place where People Living with Albinism&nbsp;can receive medical care and socio-professional support.</p> <p>We invite you to read <a href="" target="_blank">this article </a>from&nbsp;Lib&eacute;ration about the ANAS&#39;s actions.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <h3 style="text-align:center"><strong>NOW</strong></h3> <p>Founded by Mia L&eacute;onard and Antoine Janot in 2019, NOW is an association under the 1901 law aimed at <strong>assisting oppressed minorities</strong> around the world, regardless of their origins, denomination, sexual identity and orientation sexual.</p> <p>Our<strong> entirely volunteer-led</strong> association&nbsp;fights for the <strong>respect of human rights, dignity</strong>, and <strong>autonomy.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p style="text-align:center">Visit our <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>!</p> <p>NOW and the ANAS&nbsp;prepared the 2019 edition of&nbsp;<strong>World Albinism Day </strong>at the <strong>United Nations Information Center</strong> in Dakar.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <h3 style="text-align:center"><strong>THE MISSION</strong></h3> <h3 style="text-align:center">From <strong>November 20 to December 13, 2019</strong>, a dozen volunteers from our association will cooperate together to achieve the following goals :</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Build&nbsp;a dormitory </strong>to host&nbsp;twenty Children Living with Albinism.</li> <li><strong>Renovate the ceilings of the existing school</strong>: they are in poor&nbsp;condition and crumble, which is dangerous for the schoolchildren.</li> <li><strong>Draw a colorful mural</strong> on the walls&nbsp;to bring fun,&nbsp;joy and beauty to the children&#39;s school life!&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>

Allocation of funds

<p>The funds we&#39;ll have collected will be used to purchase the <strong>equipment needed to build the&nbsp;dormitory</strong>, to renovate the center&#39;s ceilings&nbsp;which&nbsp;are in such&nbsp;poor condition that they are detrimental to the schoolchildren&#39;s health, and to<strong> create a mural,</strong> as well as&nbsp;to <strong>buy furniture for the boarding school </strong>and to support our mission&#39;s&nbsp;logistical costs.</p> <p>Our goal is to <strong>reach 5,000 euros</strong>:</p> <ul> <li><strong>4,000 euros for&nbsp;construction material</strong>: cement, plaster, corrugated iron sheets, paint, screws, nails, ladders, brushes, rollers, tarpaulins, construction tools.</li> <li><strong>600 euros for the dormitory&#39;s furniture</strong>:&nbsp;bunk beds, chairs, tables.</li> <li><strong>300 euros for logistical charges</strong>: taxis, snacks, refreshing drinks to keep our volunteers lively and happy!</li> <li><strong>100 euros to&nbsp;purchase t-shirts with our NGO&#39;s logo</strong>&nbsp;for our volunteers!</li> </ul> <hr /> <h3 style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</h3> <h3 style="text-align:center"><strong>Thank you from all of us at NOW!&nbsp;</strong></h3> <h3 style="text-align:center"><strong>❤️</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><br /> Want to help us collect more donations?</p> <p style="text-align:center">Share this post!</p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>☀️Thank you&nbsp;all!☀️</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>



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You will receive a drawing made by one of the children of the center 🎨


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You will receive a letter of thanks from one of the children of the center ❤️


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You did not know what to wear this winter? Do not hesitate, for a donation of 100 euros we offer you the T-shirt of the association, in addition to a drawing made by one of the children of the center!


🎀Your name will be written on one of the walls of the boarding school and you will receive a drawing made by one of the children of the center!


🎉En plus de votre nom, une phrase de votre choix est écrite sur un des murs de l'école (Sous réserve de l'approbation de NOW et de l'ANAS)

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