Vision Statement

Let's rise up to sow and reap in the suburbs of Dakar.

Even now those who reap draw their wages, even now they harvest the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."

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webdkrcity8Dakar City

Dakar is the capital city of Senegal and is located on the Cap Verde Peninsula. The city covers an area of 550 km2.

 

According to 2005 official estimates, Dakar as a city has a population of 1 million and about 2.5 million people live in the suburban area.
Dakar is the political and economical centre of Senegal and home to the National Assembly of Senegal and Senegal Presidential Palace. Because of its strategic place, Dakar has attracted many banks, international organizations, NGO's and international research centres.
The Dakar region (Greater Dakar) is divided into 4 'départements' (Dakar, Guediawaye, Pikine and Rufisque). These 'départements' are subdivided into 'arrondissements' and 'commune d'arrondissements'.

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Podor

Podor is a town of 8,000 inhabitants and is situated in the valley that runs along the Senegal River. The Toucouleur and Fulani people constitute the majority (80%) of the population. Podor has produced many of the important Islamic leaders for Senegal and is an Islamic stronghold. To earn their living many people cultivate their fields and gardens or raise cattle. The district "Lycée" (last few years of High School) is situated in Podor. Changing values in the society (relating to hard work and moral values) have left the youth confused, listless and lacking in perspective. Some have turned to drugs. As yet there is no church and no local believers.

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Richard Toll

Richard Toll is a multi-ethnic town with a population of about 70,000, most of whom are Muslim. The majority are Pulaar and Wolof speaking. There is a Roman Catholic Church comprising of Southerners who come to live and work in the town for 7 months of the year to harvest sugar, which is the main industry here.

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