Teens Taking Books to Senegal


A group of 12  Mamaroneck High School students, with with chemistry teacher Amary Seck will be traveling to Senegal this month on a community service mission. They will deliver books and school supplies,  help build a school library and assist school children in the Sengalese village of Lambaye.

Amary Seck School in Lambaye

They are part of an organization known as “Students for Senegal” which was founded two years ago after students in Mr. Seck’s 10th grade chemistry class heard about conditions in his home village of Lambaye.

As a final fundraising effort, Students for Senegal is holding a raffle for an iPad, Knicks and David Letterman tickets, and certificates to Rothman’s, Pink on Palmer, Lusardi’s, EB Barrett and other local businesses.  They will be selling tickets this weekend, February 5th and 6th, at the Ferndale Stop and Shop at the Boston Post Road and Weaver Streets.

School Children in Lambaye

Tickets are $2 each or 12 for $10 and the students are asking the community to support their efforts while shopping for groceries this weekend.

The drawing will take place Friday, Feb. 11. Tickets are also available by emailing studentsforsenegal@gmail.com.  For further information on the upcoming trip and Students for Senegal, please visit the group’s website.

–Submitted by Naomi Lowenthal

Amary Seck is the founder of Students for Senegal. Mr. Seck, a chemistry teacher at Mamaroneck High School, was born in Lambaye, Senegal.

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