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Let's prepare for the harvest in the suburbs of Dakar.

Dakar centre

(all of Dakar apart from a district called Parcelles) - Estimated population : 1 Million

  • The economic centre (work & commerce)
  • Several multi-ethnic evangelical churches (~ 60 churches)
  • Very few Senegalese Christians in these churches.
  • Cost of living increasing rapidly with high rent
  • Numerous Christians leaving this zone to find cheaper accommodation
  • Talibe boys very active

 

Dakar suburbs

( Districts known as Parcelles, Guediawaye, Pikine, Thiaroye) - Estimated population : 3 Million

  • Multi-ethnic population
  • High growth rate of the suburban population
  • Very few evangelical churches (10?)
  • Predominant language : Wolof , spoken by nearly all the ethnic groups
  • 95% Muslim, but different religions living 'side-by-side'
  • Poverty a characteristic

 

The Plan

  • Re-focussing on to the suburbs of Dakar
  • Language needed: Wolof
  • Aim is to reach and integrate the Senegalese
  • Reach the 95% (Muslims)
  • To work in partnership with the local churches
  • To mobilise Christians to better reach the Muslims
  • Training for Christians
  • « public » / « open » evangelism
  • reproduction / planting of other churches (in the suburbs)