Headline, April 02 2021/ ''' '' SENEGAL'S -STUDENTS- SEEDINGS '' '''


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! BLESSING ALL READERS ! : 'THE UNITED FLAGS OF INTERNATIONA STUDENTS' - READERS, history and students record and bear witness that Senegal [SN], is right at the bottom of the honors.

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Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Grandparents, Parents all, Leaders, Professors and Teachers of Senegal and the entire world rise to give the Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society, a standing ovation.

''Cest la vie,'' Ms. Diouf, 62 says softly of the tragedy - ''that's life.'' For years and years - THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS and men had left Thiaroye-aur-Mer in pursuit of better lives abroad, or died trying. 374 fatalities from 2003 to 2019 a local group estimates.

Ms. Diouf was born into a fishing family in Thiaroye-sur-Mer. As was typical then, her father did the fishing and her mother helped with the processing. In this polygamous culture, she says she isn't sure how many siblings she has, maybe 15.

TRAGEDY DREW HER ON A COURSE in life that has led to a plethora of awards for community activism - a photo in her house shows receiving a medal from Senegal's president, Macky Sall.

She has encouraged dozens of women to set up not just fishing operations, but also hair and clothing shops and businesses making soap and makeup, all supported with micro financing from government and nonprofit sources.

In 2015, she used a grant from U.N. Women Senegal to build a farm to grow mussels, providing work for about 100 women.

But all that came later. Ms. Diouf says that after her son, Alionne's death. She felt drawn to the sea and began thinking of leaving her office job to fish. Yet she faced resistance in the form of patriarchal culture that expected women to stay in the home and the men to work outside.

HER FIRST NAME ''YAYI,'' MEANS ''mother'' in Wolof - and she thinks its fitting, because she wasn't satisfied just winning the right to fish for herself. She was determined to extend the right to work to every woman.

But first she had to get started fishing. She procured a license - the first women to ever get one - then borrowed a little over $100, enough to rent a boat and pay for the gasoline. The fishing part came naturally she, she says. ''I was born by the water,'' she said. ''I swim better than a fish.''

Ms. Diouf says she was also driven by a sense of injustice that women faced in traditional Sengalese society.

''I grew up watching my mother carry 30 to 40 kilos of fish,'' she said, a back breaking 65 to 90 pounds. ''It's always hurt me that women's labor wasn't recognized,'' she added. ''For years, I saw women working hard processing fish caught by their sons or husbands, selling it at the market, and they don't profit from it.''

To remedy that, Ms. Diouf established a center to train women to fish, to handle their catch in better sanitary conditions and to treat fish stocks as an important resource, rather than something to be plundered.

Around the same time, she also created the Women's Collective for the Fight Against Illegal Immigration to persuade young men to resist the dangerous temptation to take the high seas and instead make a life at home.

Not surprisingly, she is constantly on the move. When she is not busy at the training center, she is pushing women to start small emterprises, finding funds for micro credits or wrestling with government officials to bolster the struggling economy of Thiaroye-sur-Mer.

On Wednesday morning in January, a few women set up a small table in front of the training center to sell fish, juice and breakfast items to the arriving students and the fishermen and women when they return from the sea, one of the many such micro-businesses she has encouraged.

\Ms. Diouf also has another calling beyond her community work.

Standing on the bench, she says she recalls her last conversation with her son, when she urged him not to do something so foolish as to gamble with his life as a migrant.

Now, she often walks the garbage-strewn beach to speak to other young men, to persuade them never to attempt the crossing to the Canaries.

''I tell them, that no matter the hardships, never get on the progues,'' she said. I tell them, 'Do you want what happened to me to happen to your mother?' I have convinced some to stay that way.'' 

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on the Developing Countries the world over, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Aida Alami.

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