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The Albers Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary
Apr 13, 2022

The release of You Can Go Anywhere, a book celebrating 50 years of the Albers Foundation, is also an occasion to reflect on how the human values and artistry of the Albers made our work in Senegal possible.

Over at L’Officiel Magazine, Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of the Albers Foundation and Le Korsa founder and president, speaks about the link between art, education, and Senegal.

Celebration of Tambacounda Hospital
Mar 31, 2022

Earlier this month, our full team was finally able to come together, in person, to celebrate the new pediatric and maternity units at Tambacounda Hospital with the hospital staff and the local government.

It was moving to be on the ground with friends and partners after the Covid 19 pandemic had kept so many of us apart. To see more, and to hear some of the speeches, please see the local television coverage (begins at minute 4:26).

Happy International Women’s Day!
Mar 08, 2022

Les Foyers de Tambacounda is helping to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders in Senegal.

This year Le Korsa and leadership at Les Foyers are thrilled to partner with the Comité Consultatif des Femmes de Tambacounda, a local women’s group that advocates for gender parity in local politics, and ensures that women’s voices are included in municipal decision-making. Thank you for enabling us to support these incredible women.

You can still join us!

World Premiere of new Le Korsa film
Feb 04, 2022

Please attend the world premiere of a new film showing Le Korsa’s projects in Senegal: www.lekorsa.video/full-film 

 

The trees of Thread
Jan 18, 2022

It’s phenomenal to see how much the trees have grown at Thread since 2015. This mango tree bore fruit this year, as have several others, including banana and papaya trees, providing the center with a nice crop of fruit, and some much-needed shade on the hottest days.

Thread’s gardens have always been an integral part of the artists’ residency and cultural center, as they provide a testing ground for crops and trees, as well as an important teaching space. Habib Dieye, Moussa Sene, Augustin Diouf and Cissé Kanté work there with the local women from Sinthian and neighboring villages on improving agricultural techniques, including bio-composting, food transformation, and pruning. The team also has its tree nursery at Thread, which has provided thousands of fruit tree seedlings to families in the surrounding villages.

Many families now have a fruit-bearing mango tree outside their homes thanks to those seedlings, and mangoes can bring a nice income in the markets. Le Korsa has also branched out into planting cashew trees throughout eighteen villages, where they will provide a new source of food and income, as well as a fire break against brush fires.

We hope you will join us in planting in more trees and continuing this important work!