Updates from the Field
Group Update from Senegal
Posted Oct 19, 2016
Since arriving in Senegal on September 1, we have had a wonderful time getting to know the country. After a three-day stay in Dakar, we spent three weeks travelling. Our first stop was the town of Mouït, which is along the north coast about 20km from the city of Saint-Louis. After that, we spent time in Dene where we celebrated Tabaski (known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic), the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar. We finished our travels with a 10-day stay in the village of Ndioukhane. There we participated in group service by helping prepare their school for the upcoming school year and teaching supplementary English classes. Upon returning to Dakar, we have spent time in Wolof and French classes while travelling around the city and taking in some of the cites. We also moved in with our homestay families; an experience that is already proving to be eye-opening and wonderful.
When preparing to write our group update, we felt that we could best express our different experiences through different writing styles. You’ll read a poem, a dialogue, some essays, and a short story. We chose two themes: space and ekphrasis - using a photo as inspiration for our writing. We’re so excited to share some of our experiences with all of you!
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