In January, our managing partner, Kathy Diaby, went with 18 other donors with her children’s charity “Share a Care for Africa” to the village of Medina Wandifa in Senegal, West Africa for the inauguration of the school the charity recently built there. They also delivered school supplies donated by Target Corporation™ and distributed used sports uniforms, collected through Edina High School and Edina Basketball Association, to 32 elementary schools, 16 middle schools and 4 high schools, whose representatives came to Medina Wandifa from other villages in the region to collect them.
After a trip to Africa in 2011, Nia, Mariam and Sirah Diaby were surprised to learn that the village school children had to walk clear across the village to get a drink of water at lunchtime. So they decided to raise the money to build a well on the school grounds. From that, their charity, “Share a Care for Africa”, was born. Each year since, they complete a project which helps village children concentrate on learning rather than worrying about the basic necessities that children in the United States take for granted. How big a project depends on how many donations they are able to secure.
If you would like to further the efforts of Share a Care for Africa, a charity with currently no website (on 11-year old Sirah’s girl scout project list) but zero overhead, you can send your tax deductible donations to:
Share A Care For Africa
4515 Sedum Lane
Edina, MN 55435