Who said a classroom had to have four walls? As a single working mother, Habbie rarely has a break, so I thought it’d be fun to move our study session to the riverside on her day off. She’s studying to take the high school exams, so she can meet the prerequisites for nursing school.
In The Gambia, it is culturally inappropriate to talk about menstruation. Even mothers rarely discuss it with their daughters, bolstering myths and stigmas that have lasted for generations. Islamic tradition dictates menses as “dirty” and bans women from touching the Koran or praying when they are menstruating.
Did you know cashews grow on fruit? I had no idea! One tiny cashew grows inside a shell on the tip of a juicy fruit,…
Watch Gambian high school students make murals to keep their community healthy.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I interviewed my two mom’s on their perspectives of motherhood.
Watching Sama learn sign language has been a special part of my Peace Corps service. Some of my happiest days in The Gambia have been afternoons spent visiting his new school to find him smiling and surrounded by new friends.