Tag Archives: American students in Africa

US Students Learn Life Lessons While Building School in Senegal

By Annika Hammerschlag
GUEDJ MARTIN, SENEGAL – The roar of power drills fills the air in the village of Guedj Martin, a typically quiet community of 2,000 people located some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Senegalese capital of Dakar. It’s an unusual sound to hear in a village with no electricity, but the noise is a welcome disruption. A group of 13 students and five chaperones from Lich-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco has spent the last two weeks building a primary school that will serve Guedj Martin and its neighboring villages. They’re covered in dirt, dust and sweat, and blue and yellow paint is splattered on their clothes and shoes.

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BHSU students travel to Africa for international service-learning program

By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer

13 Black Hills State University students and staff members traveled to South Africa and Botswana to participate in an international service-learning program — teaching at a high school.

The program is a three-credit course offered by BHSU. Students begin meeting in classes to plan their trip. Faculty members traveled to Africa before the students to identify the needs of African students. Read more

Wallace State nursing sends team on global health outreach with Kenya Relief

Before six students and two instructors from the Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education embark on a global health outreach project this week with Kenya Relief, their fellow students, faculty and staff showed their support with a special week of events.

The Kenya Kick-Off Week included presentation of research projects based on conditions the students will encounter, exhibits of African artifacts and the opportunity to write notes of encouragement and support to the students and faculty making the trip. Read more

Beyond the Headlines: Finding Peace in the Recovering Village of Imlil

Imlil, where two Scandinavian tourists were killed in Morocco, is not a headline, but a small village of walnut and fruit production, an access point to Mount Toubkal, and a peaceful community

By Carolina Mccabe
As a young American woman studying in Morocco, I received many messages of concern regarding the murder of two young Scandinavian tourists in December.

Following the attack, family and friends in Morocco and the United States alike told me to be extra vigilant of my surroundings, warned me to stay far from areas deemed “dangerous,” and expressed their concern for my safety.

While I was slightly concerned for my own safety as an American teenage girl living in Rabat, I recognized that the murder of the two young women did not embody who Moroccans are or what Morocco is. I continued to live normally in Rabat with some more vigilance.

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