Committed to transforming lives in one of the poorest regions of the world
American Friends of Le Korsa gives support to medical and educational facilities in rural Senegal, West Africa. We assist a range of projects that give unprecedented hope and save lives in the communities to which we are closely connected.
In Pulaar, the dialect of the African language of Fula which is spoken in the region of eastern Senegal we serve, “Korsa” means “love”. The goal of our organization is to improve human health and provide educational and cultural opportunities so that a population in need can flourish and enjoy the miracles of everyday existence, and to do so with a spirit of love. We personally visit the communities we serve to understand the exact needs of the local people. To assure that our support fulfills these needs, we work in full collaboration with local building contractors, educators and medical professionals to guarantee a project’s sustained success.
Providing care and opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable, AFLK tangibly transforms lives. In the past six years, we have:
- Helped construct and maintain uniquely effective medical centers that provide lifesaving health services to villages deep in the African bush where such facilities and programs were previously nonexistent.
- Funded an entirely new kindergarten facility which provides solid early childhood education programming, giving opportunity to young children who otherwise would be without access to such vitally important resources.
- Supported the construction and operation of a residential facility for teenage girls in the regional capital of Tambacounda where young women from surrounding remote rural villages who have shown academic promise can pursue their secondary education.
- Started a fully collaborative partnership with the Regional Hospital of Tambacounda to support pediatric patients whose families are without the ability to cover the costs of lifesaving surgical interventions and treatments.
- Continued exciting cooperative work with a range of other French and Senegalese-based NGO’s which will see the construction and sustainable operation of an entirely new medical center located in the village of Bala.