The idea for the Senegalese Education Fund started in Senegal while Judith Kader Brenner was a Peace
Corps Volunteer, serving in Senegal from 1998-2000. In July of 2000, she returned home and found
others interested in her ideas for promoting education in Senegal.
From July of 2000 to April of 2001, the groundwork for the organization was built and different
options for obtaining non-profit status were considered. In April of 2001, the Senegalese Education
Fund project was voted in as an official project of the
Returned Peace Corps Group of Madison-Wisconsin.
Currently, the SEF Project activities include the creation and administration of
two scholarships and the
support of The Girls Club.
The Senegalese Education Fund is run by a Steering Committee. This committee is made up of
volunteer members who meet regularly to organize and manage the project. All decisions are
made through consensus.
Currently, there are six Steering Committee members and one liaison to the Returned Peace
Corps Volunteer Group of Madison, Wisconsin. All meetings of the Steering Committee are open to the public.
Within the Steering Committee, there are sub-committees, including web site design and
maintenance, fund raising, and finance. All interested persons and volunteers are welcome and we
encourage everyone to attend a meeting.