Student Exchange Program to Senegal:

In June of 2010 Elise Johnson, French Honor Society co-president traveled to Senegal to help with the distribution and installation of 1,000 treated bed nets purchased through on-line donations to their anti-malaria project. She also hand carried medicines and supplies purchased through the group’s fund raising efforts to assist a new maternity center which recently opened there.

Elise distributing nets Maternity Guinaw RailsElise Johnson distributing treated bed nets. The new maternity center in Guinaw Rail Sud.

In June of 2008 Miles Johnson, student at North Central High School, Indianapolis traveled to Senegal to help in the distribution of over 3,000 pairs of eye glasses collected as part of the annual project of the school’s French Honor Society of which Wings president, Kathleen Lattimer, is sponsor.

Miles and glasses Miles and glasses 2Miles Johnson fitting a man with glasses. Eye glasses being sorted prior to distribution.

In June of 2006 four students from North Central High School, Indianapolis,  traveled to Senegal with Wings for West Africa vice-president, Habib Diatta, as part of our mission to train teachers to use the computer technology provided by Wings. They spent three weeks living with African families while teaching keyboarding and basic computer skills in French to teachers and other interested members of three school communities.

Nick teaching Kounoune womenNick Johnson monitoring teachers’ progress Anne Lerums training women in Senegal

Training in RufisqueNick, Elizabeth McDonald-Zwoyer, Anne, Katie Lootens
and Habib Diatta with a group of trainees in Senegal

Wings for West Africa is a 501(c) (3) non-profit bringing computer technology to rural schools in West Africa