Key Challenges for children in Senegal
- With more than half of Senegal’s population living on less than US$2 a day, life is a struggle for millions of men, women and children.
- In Senegal, few children complete school – 38% of men and 61% of women cannot read and write.
- Child marriage is widely accepted – one in three girls is married by the time they’re 18.
- Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases –- each year 30,000 don’t live to see their fifth birthday.