Centre d’Acceuil, de Formation, et d’Etudes — The C.A.F.E.

We spend most of our formal class time at the Centre d’Accueil, de Formation, et d’Études, or simply the C.A.F.E. The C.A.F.E. is a project of the Baptist Church in Thiès and is attached to a private Christian school called John Hoffman. We often hear the raucous bustle of students switching classes or taking recess echoing through the cement and tile hallways. It is here that we take our Wolof and French lessons at least three mornings a week, it is the main location for our formal lectures, and the departure point for most of our field trips.