The people of Senegal are very friendly. The citizens are not only friendly but very hospitable. In Africa, they are probably the most polite people. But, there is real poverty in Senegal and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Senegal
The climate of Senegal, a West African country between the Tropic and the Equator, is tropical, with a long dry season (which runs roughly from mid-October to mid-June in the north, and from early November to mid-May in the south) and a rainy season (approximately, from late June to early October in the north, and from late May to late October in the south) due to the African monsoon, which in summer arrives from the south. Hence, in the south, the annual rainfall is more abundant
PROGRAMS IN SENEGAL
Date of commencement - all year round!
Duration of program - 2 weeks to 1 year! You can join us anytime.
Age - 15 years and above
Program location/language - Dakar(Wolof and Arabic ) Saint Louis (wolof (oulof),peul, sérère, dioula) Ziquinchor ( Wolof)
Official language - French
Visa - Visa/vaccines required
Currency - CFA Franc (XOF)
Accommodation - Host families / Volunteers homes. You share room with no family member
Food - local food / Vegetarian
Sight seeing - Free weekend sight seeing
Airport pick up - We pick you up at the airport
Family volunteering enables families with children to join volunteer projects. This way they they can share the volunteer experience and help the community or the environment together with their loved ones by their side. Volunteering is the act of dedicating time to a project that is focused on improving the circumstances of a community or the environment.
STAESA’s combo volunteering program allows you to explore so many countries in Africa while impacting lives and immersing oneself in the unique culture of Africa. You as individual or with your family or with your friends can choose to volunteer in more than two countries and still pay very less program fees. Together with our volunteers we design the program.
My Gap year
STAESA’s Gap year volunteer program is a semester or full year academics break while pursuing experiential learning that equips you with valuable life skills and encourages personal development . This program enables you to discover yourself and consider what kind of education or carrier you want to pursue, while having a positive impact on the people you meet.
STAESA’s group volunteering involves activity as a group, whether with friends, family, colleagues. acquaintances or companies. Our program involves a specific new project with a set time frame, or with our ongoing commitment. At the end of the program you will build upon your personal relationship with people, networking, brainstorming. getting things done.