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Eco-friendly travel guide to Sahel advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to travel in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Sahel, Africa.


  • Air quality: 2.9 - 3.9 / 5
  • Bus connections: 3.4 - 4.3 / 5
  • Train connections: 3.1 - 4.1 / 5
  • Hitchhiking: 3.7 - 4.3 / 5
  • National parks: 3.8- 4.7 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.4 - 4.3 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 3.6 - 4.7 / 5
  • Safety: 2.8 - 3.7 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$19 - $239
  • Budget per day: US$37 - $381

Responsible Travel

The Sahel region is comprised of nine countries which are Mauritania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria, and Mali. When we travel responsibly while in these countries, we will be doing a great favor to the development venture for these countries. Traveling responsibly entails conserving the natural resources in these countries such as water, embracing the use of public transport more, disposing of waste appropriately, residing in environmentally conscious residences, and contributing to the local economy.


Air Quality and Pollution

Majority of the Sahel Region is covered by the Sahara Desert thus, the greatest threat to air quality in this region is dust. Dust storms brewing from dunes here in the desert tends to send dust particles into the air. However, at the major cities, dust storms are not experienced thus air quality is very good. Pollutions from industries do not cause a significant threat to the air quality in these cities. In terms of pollution, solid waste comprises a majority of all the wastes produced here.


Respect the Culture

Majority of the communities here in the Sahel region have embraced the semi-nomad way of life where they keep livestock as well as practice farming. This system is famously known as the transhumance system which makes the most use of the Sahel region. The best way in which the communities here have been maintaining the balance is by grazing their animals on the more nutritious grass fields during the wet season and move south during the dry season where the grass is less nutritious but is more abundant than the grass in the north. Towards the west of the Sahel, polygamy, female genital mutilation, and child is still practiced.


Top 10 Places to Visit

Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC). This Natural Resource Conservation is located in Lagos state, Nigeria. It covers a total area of 78 hectares. It is run by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation. It is aimed at protecting the wetlands found on the Lekki peninsula including savannahs and swamps. You will be able to appreciate the amazing boulevard lined with tall coconut trees when you approach this conservation reserve. This reserve is filled with diverse flora and fauna where you will get to learn and appreciate the nature created by the ecosystem here. Some of the animals that you will get to see include crocodiles, monkeys, snakes, and several bird species. You will be able to learn more about this conservation center when you visit the library located here.

The N'Djamena Grand Mosque. It is located in N'Djamena, the capital city of Chad. It is a very unique mosque located in the country where many worshippers usually come to have their prayers here. There is a library, a lecture hall, and several schools that are located within this complex.

The Asmara Synagogue. It is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. This synagogue is home to the last remaining Jewish community in the country. It was constructed in 1906. Here, you will find the main sanctuary, a Jewish cemetery, and several classrooms.

Bamako Grand Mosque. This mosque is located in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. It is located close to the Grand Marche market, the Bamako parish, and the Niger River. Initially, this mosque was constructed using mud and bricks. Later, through the funding from the national government of Saudi Arabia, a better mosque was constructed during the 1970s after demolishing the previous one. It is among the tallest buildings in the country. Tourists are usually allowed in at certain times to tour this mosque.

Tuti Island. It is located on the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile in Sudan. It is surrounded by three major cities in the country which are Khartoum, the capital; Omdurman, the largest city in the country; and Khartoum North. Vast fields of grasslands cover most parts of this island. The government has constructed a modern bridge known as the Tutsi Bridge, which connects this island the main land. This bridge was commissioned in 2008.

The Djinguereber Mosque. This mosque is located in Timbuktu, Mali. It was constructed in 1327 and is one of the most re-known learning centers in the country. Several communities usually refer to this mosque as Djingarey Ber. It was designed and constructed by Abu Es Haq es Saheli, who was later paid handsomely by the then emperor of Mali, Musa I.

Enda Mariam Cathedral. This orthodox parish is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. It dates back to late 19th century when it was constructed. At the beginning of the 1930s, the Italian governor in Asmara Ata that time renovated the parish with the help of Italian architects. The improved structure now mimics that of the Aksumite architecture. This technique has been employed in many buildings in the highlands of Eritrea where the buildings have alternating layers of brick and stone.

Faidherbe Bridge. This amazing road bridge is located in Senegal where it links Saint-Louis island in the country to the mainland over the Senegal River. The bridge measures 1,664.5 feet in length and 34 feet in width. It comprises of eight spans where five of the longest spans measure 256.8 feet. This bridge eased transportation between the island and the mainland where until the 19th century, boats were only used. Ferries were later introduced but they became overloaded with time forcing the government to turn to an easier mode of transport. The bridge is believed to have caused the government about five million gold francs. This bridge has the ability to turn to an angle of up to 90° to allow ships to pass. It was officially commissioned in July 1897. The US later came in around 2000 to rehabilitate this bridge at a cost of about US$27 million.

Galerie Zeinart. This art gallery is located in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. People usually come here to mingle, learn, and appreciate the works of local artists and craftsmen. These artifacts showcase the country's history and also the culture and history of its people. Experienced artists usually come to this art gallery to exchange ideas with local artists and even interact with locals at large.

The Great Mosque of Djenné. This mosque is located city of Djenné, Mali. Several architects took part in the construction of this mosque making it take the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. It is located on the plains of the Bani River. It was initially constructed around the 13th century and was later renovated in 1907. It was included in the World Heritage list by UNESCO in 1988.


Explore

The Sahel region is comprised of nine countries which are Mauritania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria, and Mali. The various important attraction sites in various countries in the region are in abundance and are the best places to make memories here in the Sahel region. Some of the most notable attraction sites here in the Sahel are the Galerie Zeinart which is located in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania; the Lekki Conservation Centre which is located in Lagos state, Nigeria; and the Enda Mariam Cathedral, which is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. You can also visit the various national parks in the region to enjoy and appreciate the amazing animal sightings. These national parks include the Guembeul Natural Reserve located in Saint-Louis in the Gandiol region in Senegal and the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary located along the Senegal River also in Senegal. You can also visit some of the museums here in the region to learn about the history and cultures of the countries found here in this region. These museums include the National Museum of Mali which is located in Bamako, the capital city of Mali; the National Museum of Sudan; and the National Museum of Eritrea which is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea.


City Parks

PARK Hann. This park usually has a beautiful lake within its boundaries. There are also plain fields and forests located in this park. There is also a zoo present where you will get to see several wild animals. The entrance to this park is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm while it is closed on Mondays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +221 33 831 01 01.


National Parks

The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. It is located along the banks of Senegal River. Here, you will be able to see some of the most amazing wetland ecosystem where a majority of the migrating birds from the Sahara usually come here. It is believed that close to 400 bird species usually come here where the majority are pelicans and flamingos. Several wild animals are also found in this sanctuary. It has been added in the World Heritage Site list. Its existence was threatened by the introduction of the giant salvinia plant which was later very invasive where it was attacking the natural vegetation here.

Guembeul Natural Reserve. This natural reserve is situated in Saint-Louis in the Gandiol region in Senegal. It covers a total area of 720 hectares. In 1983, it was considered as an IUCN category IV Faunal Reserve. Here, you will be able to find a diverse number of mammals, reptiles, and several bird species. A special project is undertaken here whereby three species of endangered gazelles are being introduced here.


Beaches

Plage du Virage. This beach is located in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. This beach is usually very clean and the atmosphere created here is usually very enjoyable and very relaxing. People who come here are usually very friendly and responsible.


Landmarks

The African Renaissance Monument. This monument is located in Ouakam suburb, Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. It is 52 meters high and it is made out of copper. It situated on top of one of the twin hills in the country, the Collines des Mamelles. From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. It was designed by Pierre Goudiaby, an architect from Senegal and was constructed by a North Korean construction company known as Mansudae Overseas Projects.

Monument de L'Independance. It is located in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. It is situated in the middle of the Place de l'Independance roundabout. It was built to celebrate the independence Mali got from the colonialists.


Museums

The National Museum of Sudan. It is located in Sudan. This two story building was built in 1955 and was later converted into a museum in 1971. Here, you will find the largest and most comprehensive collection of Nubian historical artifacts in the world. You will also find objects dating back to the Paleolithic era.

The National Museum of Mali. This museum is located in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. It is both an anthropological and an archeological museum. Here, you will find artifacts that portray the history of the country and the culture of its people. These artifacts include clothes, musical instruments, and even ritual objects. Here, you will also find concrete display models of the mosques of Timbuktu and Djenné.

The National Museum of Eritrea. This museum is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. It was constructed by Woldeab Woldemariam on 1992. Its initial location was the former Governors Palace until this museum was moved in 1997. It was moved to a former Comboni Sisters School for Women. Here, you will be able to learn about the history of the country and its people. You will also be able to appreciate the various artifacts that were used by various ethnic communities in the country. The management here has been conducting excursions to try and discover new archeological sites in the country.


Eat

Nomada. This restaurant is located in Nouâdhibou, Mauritania. Here, you will find a wide selection of delicacies from the diverse menu present. The interior decor of this restaurant is very homey. The staff is very friendly and professionally interacts with clients. They are able to speak in English or Spanish. This restaurant also serves Iberian delicacies. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +222 22246414748.

Café Tunisie. This cafe is located in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. Here, you will be able to enjoy amazing coffee, freshly baked bread, yoghurt, chicken brochette, rice, chips, mains, spiced sausage, and pastries. The seating area is strategically located so that you can enjoy the activities happening around while eating.


Drink

In Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan, you will find a wide selection of night pubs and bars where you can enjoy your night life when you here in the capital. Some of the entertainment joints found here in the capital include:

Papa Costas

Burri Family Park

Riyadh Family Park

Ozone Cafe

German Embassy

Atheel Cafe

Mr. Wangs


Tap-water

You are advised to consult with the locals on which tap water is safe to drink in the relevant country you are in. Though some may seem safe to drink, we cannot be certain that they are portable enough for human consumption. You are therefore advised to purchase bottled water when you visit the countries here. You can only drink tap water after boiling it or after mixing it with purification tablets. Be cautious when buying bottled water as you need to purchase from vendors who observe high standards of hygiene.


Activities

The Sahel region is comprised of nine countries which are Mauritania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria, and Mali. The various important attraction sites in various countries in the region are in abundance and are the best places to make memories here in the Sahel region. Some of the most notable attraction sites here in the Sahel are the Galerie Zeinart which is located in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania; the Lekki Conservation Centre which is located in Lagos state, Nigeria; and the Enda Mariam Cathedral, which is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. You can also visit the various national parks in the region to enjoy and appreciate the amazing animal sightings. These national parks include the Guembeul Natural Reserve located in Saint-Louis in the Gandiol region in Senegal and the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary located along the Senegal River also in Senegal. You can also visit some of the museums here in the region to learn about the history and cultures of the countries found here in this region. These museums include the National Museum of Mali which is located in Bamako, the capital city of Mali; the National Museum of Sudan; and the National Museum of Eritrea which is located in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea.


Accommodation

Ziroc Residence. This residential property is located in Lekki, Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a shared lounge area, an indoor swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar on-site. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk, a dishwasher, an electric kettle, free toiletries, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. Guests will be able to enjoy a continental breakfast here every morning. Services that you will get to enjoy here include 24-hour reception services, room service, bicycle rental services, and airport transfer services. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport is located 24 kilometers from this residence.


Green Hotels

Hotel le capitole. This hotel is situated in Niamey, the capital city of Niger. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a bar, and ample parking on-site. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a work desk, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. Guests here 2ill also get to enjoy a continental breakfast every morning. The management here has installed solar panels to use clean energy from the sun for electricity. Adequate waste disposal bins have also been installed within this property to ensure that all waste generated at this hotel is disposed of properly. These disposal bins are usually empties on specific days. Services that guests will get to enjoy here include 24-hour front desk services, room services, currency exchange services, and also paid airport shuttle services. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Bill House which is located 1.7 kilometers away, the French Embassy which is located 4 kilometers away, and the Diori Hamani Airport which is located 12 kilometers from this property.

Radisson Blu Hotel. It is located in N'Djamena, the capital city of Chad. You will get to enjoy a tennis court and an on-site restaurant here. The rooms here come fitted with a flat-screen TV, a hair dryer, and a fully equipped personal bathroom. The management here has installed adequate waste disposal bins within the complex to handle all the waste that is produced at this hotel. Popular points of interest located close to this hotel are the Nation's Square which is located 5 kilometers away with the nearest airport being 7 kilometers away from this hotel.

Noom Hotel. It is located in Niamey, the capital city of Niger. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a restaurant, a bar, a terrace, and free ample parking on-site. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a work desk, an electric kettle, a fridge, a hair dryer, and a personal bathroom. Guests will get to enjoy a buffet breakfast here every morning. Services offered here include 24-hour reception services, room services, currency exchange services, and free airport shuttle services. Rain water collection tanks have been installed at various points within this complex. Proper waste management systems have also been employed by the management here. Popular points of interest located close to this place include the French Embassy, the Palais des Congres, and the Diori Hamani Airport which is located 9 kilometers from this property.


Hostels and Guest Houses

Aliz Ambruz. This hostel is located in Uyo, Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a restaurant, and a bar on-site. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a work desk, and a personal bathroom. Services that you will get to enjoy here include 24-hour reception services, room services, and airport shuttle services. Guests will have the option of choosing between a continental or a la carte breakfast every morning during their stay here. Table tennis facilities are available here at this hostel. The Akwa Ibom Airport is located 21 kilometers from this hostel.


Apartments

Le Pilotis. These apartments are located in N'Djamena, the capital city of Chad. The units here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a lounge area, a dining area, and a kitchen with a microwave.


Couchsurfing

The countries here have been working for many years trying to instill hospitality as a virtue in many communities in the region. You are therefore highly assured that you can get friendly hosts here who are more than willing to host you in their houses. You are advised to get in touch with relevant authorities in your desired country where you will be linked with an authentic host with whom you can organize how to go about your stay while in the relevant country. You can also visit various authentic websites that offer Couch surfing services in the relevant countries.


Camping

Djidjack. This campsite is located in palmarin in Senegal. It is located close to the beach. It has the capacity to accommodate up to 7 tents. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include an outdoor swimming pool, a snack bar, free Wi-Fi, conference facilities, a bar, and a restaurant on site. Activities that guests can engage in include board games, horse riding, hiking, and fishing. Pets are allowed in this campsite.

Camping Gilbert. This campsite is located in Senegal. It is located in the suburban areas. It has the capacity to accommodate up to 25 tents. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a safe, a restaurant, and a bar on site. There is also an outdoor swimming pool present here. Activities that you will get to enjoy here include fishing, hiking, windsurfing, mountain biking, horse riding, and sailing.


Regions

The regions in Senegal are: Dakar

Diourbel

Kaolack

Thiès

Ziguinchor

Saint-Louis

Louga

Tambacounda

Kolda

Fatick

Kédougou

Matam


Cities

Abuja. This is the capital city of Nigeria. It is centrally located in the country. Its growth was mainly experienced during the 1980s. Here in the capital, you will find the Presidential State House, located towards the eastern part of the city. You will also find the National Assembly and the Supreme Court of Nigeria here in the capital.

N'Djamena. It is the capital and the largest city of Chad. The Chari River flows close to the capital's city center thus, there is a port located here. There is also a bridge which connects this capital to Kousséri, a town in Cameroon across the border. This bridge was built over the Chari River. The capital is divided into 10 administrative districts. It is the main economic hub in the country. Here, you will also find the regional market for dates, livestock, salt, and even grains. Some of the main manufacturing and processing industries located here in the capital include, cotton, meat, and fish industries.

Nouakchott. It is the capital and the largest city of Mauritania. It is among the largest cities in the region. It is the administrative headquarters and the main economic hub in the country. Both the NouakchottOumtounsy International Airport and a deep-water port are located here in the capital. Here, you will also find the University of Nouakchott and several other universities.

Niamey. It is the capital and the largest city of Niger. It is situated on the east Bank of the Niger River. Research has shown that the population in the capital has a slower growth rate than the rest of the country. Chad has the highest fertility rate in the world

Bamako. It is the capital and the largest city of Mali. It is considered as being the sixth fastest growing city in the world. It is located along the Niger River close to the rapids dividing the middle and upper Niger valleys.

Dakar. It is the capital city of Senegal. It is a port city located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The traditional Medina quarters found here harbors the Grande Mosque. You will also find the Musée Théodore Monod where cultural artifacts such as crafts, cloths, drums, and other tools are displayed, here in the city. The vibrant nightlife here in the city is usually filled with mbalax music.

Ouagadougou. It is the capital city and the largest city of Burkina Faso. It is the headquarters for the administrative, economic, communications, and cultural activities in the country. Locals here usually refer to the capital as ouagalais.

Khartoum. It is the capital city and the largest city of Sudan. Studies have shown that the total population here in the capital surpasses the 4 million mark. It is located where the White Nile and the Blue Nile meet in a place referred to as al-Mogran or al-Muqran. This city is uniquely divided by these two rivers, the city center is divided into three parts, i.e., Khartoum proper, Khartoum North, and Omdurman.

Other cities found in Nigeria are:

Lagos

Kano

Ibadan

Benin City

Port Harcourt

Jos

Ilorin

Kaduna

Enugu

Zaria

Warri

Ikorodu

Maiduguri

Aba


Getting There and Moving Around

The Sahel region is comprised of nine countries which are Mauritania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria, and Mali. You can access all of these countries by air, by road, some by rail and only 5 out of the 9 by sea. The countries that you can access by sea/ocean are Sudan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mauritania. The best way to move around this region is by road with air also being an option but an expensive one. These countries have put in the resources and effort to pave all the major roads linking major cities in their countries and also across their borders. Some of the modes of transport found in this region are listed below.


Air

Niger has two international airports within her borders. These airports are Diori Hamani International Airport and Mano Dayak International Airport. They are the main international airports in the country handling many international airlines. The runways of these two airports are all paved where the runway for Diori Hamani International Airport measures 2,438 meters in length and the Mano Dayak International Airport which measures 3,047 meters in length.

Chad has the N'Djamena International Airport which is located in the capital, N'Djamena. Many international airlines from the rest of the continent and several countries abroad usually land and take off at this airport.


Bus

Buses are the most common mode of transport in Burkina Faso. The main coach company operated by the national government in the country is the SNTV. The SNTV coaches also operate across the borders from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Niamey, Niger.


Train

Niger finally completed the construction of the Niamey Railway Station in April 2014. Its commissioning boosted the railway transport in the country. Plans are underway to finalize the extension railway program which will see the railways here in the country connecting Niger to other cities across the border such as Parakou in Benin.

For Chad, there are currently no operational railway lines in the country.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking experiences vary across the countries in Sahel Region. In countries where security has improved such as Senegal, Chad, and Mauritania, hitchhiking is a bit easier when compared to countries facing security threats such as Mali and Nigeria. The security situation in Nigeria is wanting as there have been increased cases of both motorists and passengers being kidnapped along the roads thus many motorists in this country are quite vigilant. However, this does not mean that you will not get any ride as there are some motorists who will be willing to take you at least close to your destination if not directly.


Others

The Niger River is navigable 300 km from Niamey to Gaya on the Benin frontier from mid-December to March.

Total waterways cover 4,800 km (3,000 mi), of which 2,000 km (1,250 mi) are navigable all year.


Sustainable Shopping

The clothing industry in the Sahel region has picked up pace. Many investors and fashion designers are championing for the change of trend in the type of raw materials being used to make clothes. Many do not care where clothes end up after finishing their life cycle. When we use materials that harm the environment, during disposal of these clothes, they directly affect the environment thus adversely affecting it. Several fashion galas are being held in these countries at an annual basis to sensitize both designers and the general public on the importance of using environmentally friendly raw materials in the making of clothes. The public are also being advised to return their clothes to recycling centers after the end of their life cycles so that designers can use them to make new clothes.


Recycling

Recycling is a very important venture that needs to be embraced in the Sahel Region. The UN and the World Bank have come in to try and support the initiative of waste recycling in these countries. They have channeled resources in respective capacities to various countries to aid in the recycling venture.


Waste

Solid waste is a visible menace in all the countries in the Sahel Region. Plastics, metal, tons, glass, metal, and paper are the most common solid waste that are generated in these countries. These wastes are usually generated from homesteads and market places. Inadequacy of waste disposal bins contributes a lot to this illegal accumulation of waste. Factories have also not put in enough waste management systems thus many end up releasing their toxic liquid wastes into water bodies thus contaminating them.


Work and Study Abroad

The Sahel region is comprised of nine countries which are Mauritania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria, and Mali. This region is showing promise of growth in the economic sector. The national governments of these countries have been collaborating with each other to try and implement measures that will ease trade operations across their borders. The economic growth potential of this region has not gone unnoticed as expatriates and investors are slowly coming in to try and spark the potential growth of businesses here in the region. There are existing businesses already but investors and expatriates bring in the extra required resources and new business skills and expertise that will aid in the expansion of these businesses. The UN has also set up various offices here in the region to aid its operations. Some of the UN offices located in Sudan are:

(IAEA) located in Khartoum, Sudan

(IFAD) located in Khartoum, Sudan

(UNEP) located in Khartoum, Sudan


Exchange Student

The University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya. This public university is located in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. It was officially commissioned in 1981. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 12,000 students.

The University of Arts and Humanities Bamako (ULSHB). This university is located in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. It was established in 2011. It offers some of the best Arts and Humanities courses in the region.

Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST). This university is located in Mugran, Sudan. It is the main public university in the country. It has more than 10 campuses here in the country. It was officially commissioned in 1902. It was initially named the Khartoum Technical School and School of Commerce until its named was changed as the years passed by.

The University of Nigeria(UNN). This university is located in Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria.it is a federal university. It was established in 1955 by Nnamdi Azikiwe. It was officially commissioned in October 1960. It is the main university in the country offering a huge variety of courses that are internationally recognized. It has three campuses here in Enugu State. These campuses are Enugu, Nsuka, and Ituku-Ozalla. It also has the Aba campus in Abia State.


Au Pair

A majority of the population here in these countries still live below the poverty line. Thus has made many to turn to the domestic worker sector for a chance of gaining employment. Many people who are well-off in these countries usually live in the major cities and thus rural to urban migration is a common phenomenon witnessed in these countries. Many people living in the rural areas are migrating in numbers to the urban areas in such of AU jobs. Many people usually prefer hiring locals from their own countries but some even hire foreigners for this role. Some of the jobseekers have even gone a step ahead and acquired additional skills such as first aid training and swimming lessons to boost their chances of being selected for thus job both within their countries and even abroad.


Volunteering

The countries found here in the Sahel region are Mauritania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria, and Mali. This region lies across the Sahara Dessert thus water shortages and famine episodes are a common phenomenon in this region. Volunteering opportunities are in abundance here in this region whether towards a human course or animal course, volunteering opportunities are in abundance. In volunteering for human causes, you can join in whether you are skilled in any field or not. Many sectors of these countries are in dire need of both resources and personnel. Right from health sector to education sector to even the sports sector. A country like Senegal has heavily embraced soccer as a sport. You can come into the country to train upcoming footballers. Countries like Nigeria are usually heavily hit by terrorism, Boko Haram, where many people in the country are forced to flee their homes and overcrowd in refugee camps set within the country. Despite the government's efforts to counter this terrorism acts, the perpetrators still attack both locals and foreigners in the country. You will be doing a great deal by coming in to help in any way possible. People here need medical assistance, education, food, shelter, clothing, counseling among other needs. Whether skilled or unskilled, kindly do enroll with organizations and institutions offering volunteering services in the country with the main organization being the United Nations. For animal courses, you can come in and help in sponsoring some of the endangered animal species in this region.


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