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November 4 "coffee hour" presentation

On Wednesday, November 4, Ann Dillard will present "Friends of Senegal" from 2:30-4:00 in the Geneva H. Southall Library (Social Sciences Tower 815). [Presentation Abstract]

For the past two years Ann Dillard has taken mission trips to Senegal, West Africa. She toured many sites in Senegal, but has concentrated her work in the village of Rufisque. Ann learned of the devastating problems and many deaths of children and adults from widespread malaria in the area. Research shows that every 30 seconds a child under the age of five dies of malaria in Africa - more than 3,000 every day- more than a million every year. Malaria is the number one cause of death in Senegal.

Upon returning from Senegal in February 2008, Ann started an organization called Project Safety Nets (www.projectsafetynets.org). The mission of this organization is to provide support to members of underserved communities in Senegal that will help them meet basic every day needs. This support includes, but is not limited to: school supplies, non-prescription pain medication, resources to empower women entrepreneurs, and mosquito bed nets to protect against malaria.

In this coffee hour presentation Ann will share stories about her amazing journey and the work that continues to be done in Senegal.

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