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Lycee Leopold Senghor, Thiès Region

You will be teaching English in the fishing community of Joal-Fadiouth in Senegal.  

Your Project

Joal-Fadiouth is a large town south of Mbour, a major city in the Thiès Region. Joal is a sprawling fishing town situated on the coast, about three hours south of the capital, Dakar. Most of Joal has an incredibly relaxed feel to it and you will find that the people are incredibly open and friendly and there will be plenty to keep you busy with markets, beaches and lots to explore. Joal is not a wealthy town and there is generally very little development in the area but is it full of life and culture.  

You will be teaching large classes at two schools; a Middle School (CEM) and a large Secondary School (Lycée). Class sizes are big with around 45-75 students in each. You can get involved in English clubs at both the schools and there are lots of opportunities to run secondary projects in the community. Work will be varied and you are there to inject a bit of fun and energy into the English language teaching, so lots of initiative and resourcefulness will be needed. The more creative you are the better. 

You may also support the Fasjom project, providing informal education several evenings a week to young girls who do not attend school. While challenging, this aspect of the project is hugely rewarding and you will see a significant impact from the work that you do. 


You will be living with your partner in a small flat with basic facilities. You will be sharing a bedroom with your partner and have washing and toilet facilities inside the compound. The accommodation is certainly not luxurious, but you will have everything you need and in a very convenient location within walking distance. 

Your living allowance provided by Project Trust will cover your daily living costs.

Important Information

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