DC and Chris have come to a compromise. Anyone less than 10 km from the Senegal River and Mauritanian border will be moved to a site farther from the river. This means the two volunteers in Richard-Toll, one volunteer in Dagana, two volunteers in Matam, and the three of us in Podor are moving sites. Most people are being moved to nearby towns where they can still work by day in their old sites on ongoing projects. Paul and I are being moved to Ndioum, the location of our regional house. We will be about 40 km from Podor and can go back and forth to do work. We are familiar with Ndioum and have done some work there in the past. I am happy that the larger majority of residents in Ndioum speak Pulaar only (unlike the higher concentration of Wolof and French spoken in Podor).
In other news, Paul applied for the SeneGAD (Senegal Gender and Development) Nationwide Coordinator position and is now the new SeneGAD president!