Things to do: Personal trainer/fitness/yoga

Surf instructor, Ivano Ballestracci, is also a qualified fitness guru, and he is offering private or group fitness classes. Classes are an hour long, and times listed are available for clients to arrange an individual or group session.


Other Services: Tutor

*Tutor:*  Are you looking for a few refresher classes or some tutoring throughout the school year or during school breaks?  Alassane is available to tutor French, Math, Economics and Biological Sciences at all levels. His past experience includes tutoring students from the International School of Dakar (ISD), the West African College of the Atlantic (WACA) among others.  He is experienced, patient, currently available and is highly recommended.  Feel free to contact him directly  by phone at: 78 376 0436 or at 7841770 23 and by email at Or contact for a recommendation.

Things to do: Volunteer with Help the Street Children

Help the Street Children/Aiders les Enfants de la Rue is a local NGO founded by a Senegalese alumni of a U.S. exchange program. The organization is committed to increasing access to healthcare and education for street children. Help the Street Children is happy to accept volunteers (French is not required). If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the organization at: More info: Facebook- HSC.AER

Other Services/Things to do: French language learning possibilities

Catherine Cherrier Daffé is a French tutor who comes highly recommended. She tailors her sessions to your needs and her classes are normally 90 minutes 1-2/week. You can contact her at or 77-608-3163.


Montpelier Business School Dakar, L’ Athenee – Route du Meridien – Les Almadies
Tel: 00 221 33 868 31 17
Mob: 00 221 77 862 22 90
Mobile: 00 221 77 629 64 44
This is a business school close to the Embassy that offers French classes.


French Cultural Institute, 3 Rue Parchappe, Plateau
Phone: +221 33 823 03 20
The French Institute offers intensive French classes that many have recommended to us. They are normally from 9-12 Monday – Friday for 3 weeks. Or evening courses 3 days a week. You can take a placement test if you have prior French training.