Another member of my “long - distance family”. Meet Mamadou!
Mamadou Oumar was born in Senegal, the Saint - Louis region where many families struggle to survive due to severe drought.
He is seven years old and has six male siblings. He’s a quiet boy and he has been attending Koranic school for six months now. His parents are engaged in farming and cattle raising but due to financial difficulties they were forced to send Mamadou into a Koranic school.
Children enrolled in that type of schools spend most of their day in prayers and studying Koran. In spare time they play out in the streets where they tend to get cuts and light injuries which, as a result of insufficient hygiene in those areas, can easily become infected and over time cause serious illnesses. Children also sleep in common dorm rooms where various diseases spread quickly so they are also exposed to this form of poor hygiene.
Owing to the possibility of long - distance aid, Nutriaid is able to control the hygiene in schools but also of children themselves so they can intervene when necessary . Thanks to frequent visits to schools, team of Nutriaid also educates children about the importance of proper hygiene. Fortunately, Mamadou hasn’t had any major health issues since he started attending school, apart from light colds which were successfully treated from the start.
Mamadou joyfully takes part in every school activity, especially art class and learning the alphabet.