Senegal

Regenerate Senegal: Ag Conference Helps Farmers Grow

By |2019-07-24T16:34:13-05:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

By Chris Newhouse, MATTER's Agricultural Program Director. From July 7-13th, MATTER facilitated the second Regenerate Senegal agricultural conference in partnership with the Gorgui Dieng Foundation, the Beer-Sheba Project, and Minneapolis based Terra Ingredients. Several international experts in a variety of agricultural fields traveled to Senegal to spend the week with about 50 farmers from Senegal, Liberia [...]

Regenerate Senegal Conference: Finding Farming Solutions!

By |2018-09-07T17:11:06-05:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“Farming is the future of Africa.” It’s a hot August day in the small, rural village of Kebemer, in northwest Senegal. A group of Senegalese and international farmers have gathered together for a first-of-its kind conference, Regenerate Senegal, to address the challenges facing desert farming. Speaking to the participants is Senegal native and Minnesota Timberwolves [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Update From Senegal

By |2018-08-06T08:00:51-05:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The MATTER team is on the ground in Senegal this week with Gorgui Dieng and Roger & Nancy McCabe to celebrate the exciting progress of The Gorgui Dieng Project in Dakar. Tuesday started with a check-in at the hospital where we met the most adorable hand-holding twins in the neonatal unit. These newborns are now [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal Event

By |2018-08-29T10:14:58-05:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On behalf of the entire Matter team, we would like to thank those who celebrated The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal at a special event at the home of Dennis and Megan Doyle. We are honored to partner with MN Timberwolves Center Gorgui Dieng to help make his dream of expanding access to [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal Phase 2

By |2018-08-06T08:00:57-05:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Senegal is a country well known for their legendary Griots - young men who have passed down the generational West African tradition of storytelling. Early this May, the Griots living in the rural town of Kébémer, Senegal, will have a new story to pass down for many generations to come: the arrival of two 40-foot [...]

Timberwolves player Gorgui Dieng sees hope in home community

By |2020-07-22T10:12:21-05:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Kébémer, a small city in Northwestern Senegal, has recently seen massive improvements to their local hospital, thanks to their hometown hero: Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves. At 6 feet, 11 inches, even if he wasn't an NBA starter, Gorgui would be noticeable in the community, and he's always wanted to share what he has and give back [...]

Simple Act: Second Quarter Report 2015

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Check out the ways in which Matter is expanding access to health and food, next door and around the world in the second quarter of 2015! You'll learn about Matter partnering with the Hennepin County Medical Center to address Diabetes with healthy food from the MATTERbox, a recent teamMATTER insight trip across Africa where they met with the Tanzanian [...]

Matter Team Headed to Africa to View Health Projects

By |2018-08-17T10:23:49-05:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three members of Matter’s team are headed to Africa for a three-week trip to connect with partners on the ground, and get updates on our international health initiatives. President Quenton Marty, Vice President of Operations Jeremy Newhouse and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken will visit Zambia, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania over the [...]

Matter Goes Pro to Expand Access to Health in Senegal

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Gorgui Dieng is a long way from home these days. As a starter for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last two seasons, he is far away from his birthplace of Senegal. Gorgui led the Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four of the 2011-12 NCAA Championships before joining the Timberwolves. But his homeland and the Senegalese [...]

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