Story of my humanitarian internship in Africa: project to combat early marriages
At the end of my development project management training, I did humanitarian internship in Africa 4 weeks in the North of Senegal for the NGO Demngalam.
With Mariama, young intern Senegalese, we had mission to draft fully a fight against early marriage, which seemed impossible in 4 weeks with no experience.
We have worked with the brackets of the school in a great atmosphere, despite hardly bearable weather conditions in this region in June, months that heralds the season rains.
After a workplace study with volunteers of the association, we have targeted beneficiaries, met with a village chief, a mayor, set the goals, the activities, the duration of the project, as well as budgeted with the president, before the draft.
To carry out this mission, I was able to implement the knowledge that the training has made me. I can say that we have brought each (e) s our ideas and skills and have worked in excellent conditions.
The exchanges have been very rewarding in all areas, work or everyday life.
It is an unforgettable experience both in human terms than professional.
We among others attended a talk on HIV/AIDS in a village.
Sometimes in the evening, we are witnessing the animation of local radio in the premises of the NGO.
Little anecdotes of my stay
- We climbed on the roof terrace every night with our foam mattress to sleep under the stars because of the unbearable heat in the rooms. It was a moment of palaver until sleep wins us.
- Bocar, the Chairman, immediately gave me full name peul, I keep preciously because all call me anymore Faty Bolo Sy.
I would like to thank here for this wonderful adventure.