Les Enfants d'Abord is a 501(c)(3)

organization. Donations are tax-

deductible to the fullest extent

permitted by law. 

© 2016-2019 Les Enfants d'Abord

+1 (504) 571-9640

+221 33 951 24 25

+221 77 546 47 28

PO Box 15813

New Orleans, Louisiana 70175, USA 

Quartier FAHU 1

Face Lycée FAHU 1

Thiès, Sénégal

Community Programs

all children are welcome here.

We open our doors to children in the community even if they are not enrolled in our programs. We receive permission from the child's guardian, obtain the necessary contact information, and welcome them in. Children who do not have a responsive guardian are dealt with on a case-by-case basis by our staff who's primary interest is protecting the child's safety and well-being.

 

The children who spend time on our school's property reflect the diversity of the community at large.

At any one time you may find students from the neighboring public high school using our free WiFi to watch videos with friends or to use our clean and well-lit classrooms to do homework.

 

There may be talibé children sitting together and eating a nutritious meal together and there may be a game of basketball outside being refereed by one of our staff members.

 

Sometimes there are groups of children drawing 

with our art supplies. The children love to hang their art on our walls and also love bringing it home to show their families.

We did not plan to become a community youth center when we first opened our doors; we became a safe space for children in our community because there was an urgent need for one. This is entirely separate from our educational programs. We are lucky that we are able to act as a community center for local children and with financial support from our donors, we plan to continue what we are doing and then do more.

"we became a safe space for children in our community because there was an urgent need for one."

In order for us to be successful, we must rely on the hard work and dedication of our staff, our engagement in the community, and our ability to maintain a clean, safe, and child-friendly space with all of the necessary supplies and equipment.

 

We are only able to accomplish this through the financial contributions of our supporters. Please consider making a donation today and make a positive impact on these kids' lives!