From YMCA Senegal – Dakar

Date: 01 April 2020

YMCA Senegal Dakar Senegal

All our activities, especially the implementation of projects, school, and sports activities are at a standstill. All that remains is the administrative work at the office level.

In the coming days, with the restrictive measures that the government could take, we will move in the direction of closing offices and favoring teleworking from home.
In all regions where the YMCA is present, meetings with health authorities have been held to participate in the response according to the strategy put in place by the government.

YMCA volunteers are mobilized and equipped by the authorities to distribute hydro-alcoholic gel, soap and bleach bottles. Some of the volunteers are stationed at bus stations and entrances of some cities to take the temperatures of passengers and make them wash their hands. Finally, flayers are distributed to the population to raise awareness.

The YMCA provided the authorities with its vehicles and sound equipment to tour certain neighbourhoods in the regions of Sédhiou, Ziguinchor, and Kolda and to raise awareness among the population. Social media are also used to raise awareness.
Volunteers must necessarily be protected if they are to participate in awareness-raising. At our YMCA, we have demanded such protection from the government.

We are currently using the tools produced by the Government of Senegal, but also the one produced by Africa Alliance of YMCAs.