Erin and Leah are working with a women’s organization to process milk. They are located near Richard Toll which is across the Senegal River from Mauritania. They jointly wrote the following description of some of their experiences.
Five students have service assignments in, or near, Saint-Louis located at the mouth of the Senegal River on the border with Mauritania. Adrienne, Mallori, and Jon work with a church organization providing educational assistance to women. Molly and Paul work with a government supervised agricultural project connected to the University. Excerpts from their recent journal … Keep reading »
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.
This week was the conclusion of the “study” portion of the term, and the last days activities included language testing and a time to evaluate all the different aspects of the program thus far. Although this can be tedious and tiring, it also provides invaluable information for those who will plan future SST’s here in … Keep reading »
On our recent field trip to Joal-Fadiout we stopped at Bandia Game Reserve. We enjoyed observing African animals close up in their natural habitat. The park was created in 1990 and contains species native to Senegal and from other parts of Africa. We ended our stay with a picnic in the shade of a tree.
Our recent lecture on music took place at Thiès Regional Museum housed in a small old fort. Our lecturer described traditional uses of music and musical styles. He brought others with him to demonstrate jembe (drums), several stringed instruments and the balafon. At the end of the lecture students had an opportunity to visit the … Keep reading »