The students all arrived safely in Thies from their service assignments on July 26. After a day of reconnecting with each other and their Thies families we boarded the bus for the final retreat at the beach. The weekend was delightful. Students presented their projects, talked a great deal, and enjoyed the beautiful setting.
Alex was the first student to leave for a trip to East Africa. We said goodbye to him at noon on July 30 and about 4 hours later the remaining students left for the airport. They departed for Brussels on time. We will miss them. They were a pleasure to work with this term. It was our privilege to have known these fine people.