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World Connect's Leaders of the Future Internship Project
West Africa took on a number of unprecedented challenges in 2014. Across the region, gaps exist in health infrastructure, education quality, and economic opportunity. In Senegal, one of the biggest challenges is unemployment. Opportunities for formal sector employment, especially for young people, are few and far between. World Connect's Leaders of the Future Internship project supported young women like Fanta, 20, married and eager to work in health and accounting, by connecting them with five-week internships with local organizations in the nearest big city, Kolda.
Katote Health Hut Revitalization
Internships can be a great way for young people to get experience, learn valuable on-the-job lessons, and make connections with local professionals and employers. World Connect pioneered this project model in Tambacounda, Senegal in 2013 and improved upon it with a project in Kolda in 2014.
Take a moment right now to empower other ambitious young women like Fanta, who we come across every day participating in and often leading our many projects; women who want to improve their education, access health services, live in a safe environment, and increase their job opportunities. Donate now to support these incredible women.
If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact
Pamela Nathenson, Executive Director, at or (347) 563-7452.
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