In 2018, Natangué-Sénégal launched a partnership with the Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environment Network (GREEN), a group of students in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, to further develop and fundraise for our causes in Mbour and provide a learning experience for students looking to go into nonprofits, development, and grant-writing.
We will soon be launching a similar Summer Fellowship open to high school and college students.
Click on each of our Fellows below to learn why they wanted to be part of the Natangué-Sénégal team.
Ryan O’Sullivan is a third-year business student from Chicago, IL. “After experiencing the enormous progress that Natangué-Sénégal has achieved, it has shown me that this organization really does have the power to change lives. Though NS has already made a huge impact in the community, there is still so much more progress to be made and I am excited to work towards achieving these goals.”
Mayesha Awal is a second-year psychology student from Indianapolis, Indiana. “I was inspired by individuals who taught me that if you are interested in changing your community, you must dedicate time and effort. Seeing the Mbour community involved, engaged, and invested in our projects was compelling, and it motivated me to make this a long-term project and devote time to building the community from overseas.”
Zoe Nelson is a third-year biology and global health major from Montclair, NJ. “After visiting Mbour, I was truly inspired by the drive and tenacity of the people working with the organisation there. They were taking on severely complex issues and tailor it to the local community in innovative ways. I was also extremely touched by the warm welcome we received everywhere we went and the continual interest in our project by all members of the community.”
Lauren Gros is a senior studying science, technology and international affairs. “Natangué-Sénégal is unique in that it works closely with the local community members in of Senegal to ask what they need to achieve their goals for the education system. This strong communication and community based approach was undoubtedly the driving force of success. I was eager to do all I could to support their efforts. I was particularly inspired by the passion of the teachers and administrators in Natangué’s schools to improve their communities by educating the next generation.”