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AYDA School Repairs After Heavy Rains

It has been a challenging year for everyone. AYDA has had a few challenges of its own.

In early September, while AYDA was building a new school, the roof collapsed at the AYDA Center where our office, classrooms, and health clinic is currently located. Fortunately, this occurred during a time when the AYDA Center was not operational due to the pandemic. The AYDA Center closed again this summer due to renewed restrictions by the Ministry of Education.

With challenging times comes perseverance. AYDA is committed to continue the construction work on the new school and despite the setback. The AYDA Senegal team in Senegal has already started the repair work and rebuilding the roof- as seen in the picture below.

AYDA School Repairs

AYDA Senegal is determined to push forward and continue its projects to support improved youth development in Senegal. AYDA will be reopening its AYDA Center in November if the pandemic restrictions are lifted. AYDA continues to provide free masks and disinfectant supplies to remain a safe environment for the hundreds of children we serve daily.

Written by Naina Anand

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AYDA Senegal’s New Henhouse Project

AYDA Senegal is in the process of establishing a new Henhouse Project which is aimed at generating funds to support its youth development work as well as to help enhance food security in the area.

The project aims to start this fall/summer and will be managed by the team at the  AYDA Center in Senegal. The project aims to be an essential component of AYDA’s youth development activities as youth participants will be taught about the process (and ethics) of raising chickens as well as managing a poultry business. Hopefully this will also lead to the development of micro-enterprises by some students in future, after gaining the skills, knowledge and practical experience of raising and selling chickens.

Henhouse Project

This initial project will  cost USD 1245, which includes raising 300 chickens and providing grain, vaccines and chicken houses. AYDA Senegal aims to use the proceeds from selling chickens through the Henhouse Project to buy an agricultural plot of land to expand the size of the project.

Henhouse Project 2
Henhouse Project 1

Please help enable this Henhouse Project in Senegal by donating through our website. All donations are tax deductible and can be made online at

Written by Naina Anand