A Leader is Born in the Coki Epicenter in Senegal

February 6, 2015

Daro Seck was born in a local community situated about 7 km from Coki Epicenter. She is the custodian of the health center in Warack. Her relationship with The Hunger Project dates back to 2003.

In 2013, Daro attended the constituent general assembly of Coki Epicenter’s association and was elected to the position of Vice-President. She has since been attending meetings on a regular basis and takes part in all the debates concerning Coki Epicenter. The President of the epicenter, who is her closest colleague, is full of praise for her, stating, “Daro is a committed and hard-working woman, who is conscientious and determined. She has a bright future in this epicenter.”

Coki Epicenter has always been in the hands of very strong leaders like Coumba Ndiaye, the incumbent Vice-President of the economic and social council, but it has never before had a young woman of Daro’s caliber.

In 2014, Daro took part in her first training session on reproductive health in Dinguiraye Epicenter. When she returned, she went to all the neighboring villages to share what she had learned on reproductive health, consistent with what the epicenter had planned to do.

When she was asked to talk about her future in the epicenter, Daro preferred to talk about another issue instead, namely the steps to take for improved mobilization around epicenter activities. She answered, “the epicenter has a bright future, but it must have many more people on board. To do so, we must convince them to join our project, that of overcoming hunger and poverty.” In order for this to happen, Daro proposed a program for building awareness in the epicenter’s 30 villages in order to mobilize the communities around the association.

Daro Seck was born on March 8th, 1978, the day the international community celebrates women. It is also a day when all women in positions of leadership make their voices heard. We are hopeful that Daro’s voice will soon join those of the other women who are in leadership positions.