“I want to make a difference… where do I start?”

Helloooooo my wonderful readers! Based on the title above, you are probably wondering what this blog post is about. We all want to make a difference, whether it be big or small. However, some people never know where to start. Or others know a cause they want to support, but do not trust some organizations. I have been there. BUT you should not let that stop you from doing something. Helping one person can go a long way. There isn’t “one specific way” to help anyone.

Think about a time you helped someone, did service for your community, or something along those lines. Think about the way it made you feel.

Why am I telling you all this? My cousin told me about an organization called Senegalese Scholars Initiative or SSI. Before officially joining, I went to one of their meetings, learned what the organization was about, and met the amazing people behind it. One of SSI’s mission is to help young students in Senegal, specifically young Senegalese boys known as “talibes.” For most of them, their families cannot pay for their education. Many of these young students are on the streets begging. SSI wants to raise money to provide these young students with school supplies and clothing.

Would you like to make a difference? Would you like to help these young Senegalese boys get the education that they deserve?

Here is where to start: https://www.gofundme.com/f/senegalese-scholars?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=cl_dn_cpgn

Once you click on the link, you will see more description about the organization and their cause. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me!

“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.” – Writer unknown

Follow their social media as well!

Thank you for reading!

Writer: Diaka Thiam (:

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