Samu Social Sénégal winner of Stars Impact Award 2013 !

After submitting an application on November 2012, being shortlisted in May 2013 and a field visit in August 2013, Samusocial Senegal was selected by the STARS Foundation and won the “Child Protection” Award for Africa and the Middle-East, out of 841 submitted applications. The award consists in a 100,000-dollar grant (representing 25% of our annual budget), while the Director was invited to spend one week in London in December, to attend meetings, trainings as well as the Awards ceremony in Kensington Palace, at a major charity dinner. This was an opportunity for the Director to meet the seven other nominees from Africa and Asia, who had presented themes such as access to water, education, health and protection. In addition to this award, Samusocial Senegal is also to receive an additional 20,000 dollars for the translation of its website and for consultancy services. The STARS Foundation was created in 2001 by the Al Dabbagh Saoudi Group, and its President, His Excellency Amr Al Dabbagh, has planned a visit to Senegal in February 2014, namely to visit the Samusocial Senegal Center.