Street children of Dakar

By Samusocial International

We provide medical, psychological and social care to the street children of Dakar, through our mobile outreach teams and a day care centre and night shelter.

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Introducing Samusocial Senegal

July 29, 2016

At first

10 000 children live in the streets of Dakar. Our daily challenge at Samusocial Senegal is to reach out to these children and attempt to bring them to shelter.


Around 350 children who are approached by our mobile outreach teams are accommodated each year in the centre and provided with comprehensive care.


Samusocial International will support Samusocial Senegal in its care and follow up activities of children, and when possible social and family re-integration .

Our team

  • Isabelle De Guillebon

    Isabelle De Guillebon

    A former HR Director in the private sector, Isabelle took up Dr Xavier Emmanuelli’s challenge in 2003, leaving Paris to create the Samusocial in Dakar. She coordinated mobile street activities with a small team for one year, and then opened a centre at Ouakam (Dakar). Since then the team has grown and become more professional.

  • Xavier Emmanuelli

    Xavier Emmanuelli

    The co-founder of Médecins sans frontières and former anaesthetist and prison doctor, Dr Xavier Emmanuelli contributed to the setting up of the French medical emergency service SAMU. He founded the Samu Social of Paris in 1993, and the Samusocial International in 1998, which he chairs today. He has always been committed to the defense of the most excluded and disadvantaged, and has published a range of essays, articles and books on social exclusion throughout his career.

Total: 19 835€ raised

  • 250€/month Provide meals at the centre (1 meal = 1.34 €)
  • 320€/month Develop activities with 1 educator
  • 340€/month Provide medical care with 1 nurse
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