“‘Life-changing’ is among the terms I’ve used to describe this trip,” says Philippine Daily Inquirer journalist Rina Jimenez-David after her visit to Keur Simbara and Saam Njaay, Senegal, two of the first communities to complete Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP). In the three-part article, Jimenez-David relays wise counsel from Demba Diawara, local imam and social innovator, on abandoning harmful traditional practices as well as speaks to the numerous improvements to health Saam Njaay has initiated at the community-level.
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Family planning in Africa and here
Demba and the village of Keur Simbara
A quiet welcome