Nébébay is a Senegalese environmental protection association working for participatory and sustainable management and greater use of the country’s natural resources. Its work focuses on setting up professional sectors and developing income-generating activities for women, as well as educating children and raising their awareness of environmental protection issues and reforestation. In particular, Nébéday is working to promote the Moringa plant, considered to be the “tree of life” and renowned for its high nutritional value thanks to its iron and protein content. The association operates in the Saloum delta region, which is regularly affected by drought and salinisation of the soil, and where almost 20% of children under the age of 5 are malnourished.
Project supported: Moringa supplementation in meals distributed in a pilot school canteen in the Saloum delta, Senegal.
The aim of this project is to improve the nutrition of around a hundred schoolchildren over the long term by developing the Moringa sector.
In practical terms, the Foundation’s support is helping to create jobs and organise training for women’s groups to produce, process and distribute Moringa. The Foundation is also helping to create new recipes adapted to and enriched with Moringa, and to raise awareness among schoolchildren of the need for a better diet.