The other day I ran into a guy who I had briefly seen twice before, once in the first week of my homestay, and again about a month ago. He is a student at the University of Dakar, but he spends his vacations in Joal, his hometown. This time when I saw him, he told me about an organization that he is part of, LETCET, which promotes better living conditions for children and opportunities for them to study, particularly the children known as the Talib̩, who spend their days begging rather than in school and almost always live in substandard conditions. Although it was certainly not the only conversation I have left feeling absolutely in love with humanity, I want to share parts of this one with you.
It was started in Dakar