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School children help launch USAID's bilingual reading program, RELIT, that teaches them how to read and write in their native language
April 19, 2022

Saint Louis – The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its new program Renforcement de la Lecture Initiale pour Tous (RELIT) at Ecole Boly Diaw primary school in Saint Louis, Senegal. The RELIT program is a partnership between USAID and the Ministry of National Education to teach children to read through a bilingual—local language and French—approach.

USAID is supporting the conversion of borehole pumps from diesel to solar-power
April 19, 2022

At the 9th World Water Forum, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new initiative to help water service and equipment providers strengthen water security in Senegal.

Man gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at a USAID-sponsored clinic
April 19, 2022

On April 19, 2022, thanks to the American people’s generosity and in partnership with COVAX and the African Union, Senegal received a donation of an additional 99,450 doses of Pfizer vaccine to assist in fighting COVID-19. These safe and effective vaccines will protect lives in Senegal and help prevent the spread of dangerous new variants.  

A Baobab Plus agent putting solar panel on a house
March 30, 2022

USAID is pleased to announce a program that provides clean energy and electric transportation solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. In many Sub-Saharan African countries, rural electrification remains a challenge. While Senegal has made impressive progress over the last decade in electrifying communities, the discrepancies in access to electricity between urban and rural areas persist. 80% in urban areas versus 33% in rural areas.

Prof Moussa Balde, minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment and Ms Ying Hsu, acting USAID Mission Director at the soil fertility maps' presentation
March 24, 2022

Feed the Future is the United States’ global hunger and food security initiative.  On March 24, the Feed the Future Senegal Dundël Suuf project handed over soil fertility maps to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment (MAER).

Dundël Suuf (“feed the soil” in Wolof), is a three-year $8.5 million project funded by USAID. This project contributes to the Senegalese government's goal of sustainably increasing agricultural production to achieve self-sufficiency in staple items and the export of surplus horticultural products.

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Last updated: May 03, 2022

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