Everyone knows when the clock strikes 8 in Camara Kunda. It’s not time for dinner or the hour for prayer. It’s time for “Pasion Morena,”…
We drew and painted a giant world map in our library. Here’s how we did it.
Despite the challenges Habbie has faced in life, I have never seen her without a smile. She is one of my biggest cheerleaders in the work I do although she does not work at the school; she has a genuine desire to see her community and country grow. She recently made the brave decision to start sharing her story at Peace Corps leadership camps so she can encourage girls to “never give up.”
Habbie is my host country hero.
I bought live chickens to cook for dinner. It was the best and worst idea I’ve ever had. Let me explain. My best friend, Nora,…
When I started a pen pals program between my elementary school in The Gambia and various classes in the States, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I thought a letter exchange could be a simple first project for me to start. What I forgot, however, is that nothing is simple in West Africa.