THE JEF JEL PROJECT
Thanks to our supporters , our Board and the Villagers of Ndangane, Senegal, 2014 was a very successful year we initiated three new projects
that will have lasting effects for years to come. In everything we do we are focused on the long term benefits for our Villagers as well as the
surrounding area. Our three projects this year do exactly that:
1.Opening of the Aida Loum Pre-school with three language instructors in English, Arabic and French. This 1st year was very successful and
will definitely give our kids an advantage as they move into public school system. The 2015 season is underway and our school is full of young
people that really enjoy learning. We put on a fresh coat of paint, added new bathroom facilities and planted a large number of fruit trees on the
school grounds to provide shade and fresh fruit. The kids helped with the planting and the care. I have included some good photo’s so please
take time to look.
2. The first young ladies were chosen to receive the Anna Daniel Scholarships. Eight young ladies in grades 4,5 and 6 will receive the
scholarships to cover tuition, supplies and clothing. They will keep these scholarships through College as long as they maintain their academic
standing. Each year new students will be added. The scholarships are just for young ladies since their educational access is less than male
students. A photo is included to show these happy faces.
3. We had our first Capitol Campaign to raise money to purchase a nice tractor. Thanks to you we were able to do that in less than three months
and our tractor is on a boat headed for Senegal, due to arrive on January 19th. The benefits to our Village and the surrounding area are to many
to mention. This should provide a real economic boost. As are all our projects the funds we spent for the tractor will be repaid by our people through
its use. See the photo of our tractor.
Last news letter I thanked a lot of people that help with the purchase of the tractor. I need to add some more to that list and also thanks others
who help generously on the other projects. The Imlay Foundation, The Brooks Family Trust, Art Brannen ,Nesie Williams, Jerry Priestley, Ailene Phillips Trust,
John Weitnauer, Rich and Beth Mahaffey, Bill Cousar, Mike Bruce, Henry Lartigue, Jeri Evans, Jerry and Pam Mattingly, Tom Beard, Red Murphey, Bob and Judy Allen,
Ron Squires, David Zimmer, Ray and Chris Lartigue .
The best news of all is about our Director in Senegal, Aidal Loum ,who had her first child on December 21st. The little lady weighed 8 lbs and 8 oz and is named
Jennifer after our Jennifer Broom, priceless! See Aida and Jennifer’s picture and little Jennifer!
I will be leaving for Senegal on January 23rd and hope our tractor has made it. We are all very thankful for your help in 2014 and pray that each of you have a
happy and healthy 2015.
The Jef Jel Project
813 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, Ga. 30030