June 14, 2010

Small businesses

One assignment during the past six weeks was for students to work singly or in pairs and interview a small business owner.  Students were to find out how the person learned their skill or how they got started in their business.

Students reported that it was a good way to push them to talk with people they might otherwise only greet in passing.  Even though language was an issue, students were more than willing to try.  Not all Senegalese speak French, but everyone speaks Wolof.  Students are learning Wolof but still find a lengthy conversation difficult.   Unfortunately, we have no photos; but we have attached their reports.

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