This post is off subject from why I was in Senegal, to document water projects with Water Charity in the rural villages, however I felt like I had to share what I’ve been witnessing.
There are many great organizations working to bring the basics to the villages such as water, sanitation and education. However, there does not seem to be much effort in the bigger cities. Sure many of these cites have electricity and bottled water but the filth, poor sanitation and poverty are factors of major concern.
It’s most likely due to not even knowing where to start or hoping that providing good education to the children in the villages may help long term should they move to the city.
I can’t say I have any answers to these issues but as a photographer, I think it’s important that it be documented to increase the awareness and hopefully have more minds thinking about the issues.