Shoes are among the personal items we most take for granted. Usually, if there is a conversation about shoes, it’s about which ones look the best. In a market where shoes can cost more than $1000, it’s not often that just having a pair of shoes at all is an issue. In Senegal, some young children find themselves without shoes or with shoes that are little more than a few pieces of plastic strapped together with some wire. For young talibe or children begging in the streets, a pair of shoes can make an enormous difference in their life, as they walk miles and miles each day in the hot sun.
Thanks to the amazing efforts of the kids at Sir William Osler Elementary School in Dundas and their super-supportive teachers and administration, we brought over 300 pairs of shoes to Senegal- and changed over 300 lives for the better!