Hi all, Hannah, Blair, and I are seniors at Christchurch School. For our integrated senior project, we are working to give back to people who have become like family - the rural Himalayan community of Agora. We want to bring light to the lives of the women in the village. The three of us will … Continue reading Women of Agora – A Senior Project
Category: Senegal 2017-18
Where do I come from?
By Nayyir Strasner Calling our visit to Gorée island “emotional” will not fully encapsulate all of the feelings I experienced during the day. In the morning, Malaya and I planned on using the day to it’s full potential. We woke up to the same sound we fell asleep with. Waves pounding against soft Senegalese sand … Continue reading Where do I come from?
By Ashton Willcox When I went to Senegal, I found a united, peaceful country that had rich culture, art, and food. The first thing I noticed was how good the Senegalese tea was. Making the tea was a long process but when it was finished it was the best tea I have ever had. … Continue reading Village Lessons
Mr. Alter’s Pictures
By Kyle Willis I could not have imagined traveling across the pond to Senegal before attending CCS. Last year, I went to India with the school and that trip opened my eyes to world travel and sparked my interest in seeing what else the world has to offer. Fishing has always been a … Continue reading Poisson Tigre
A village home
By Claudia Lupinek When I was first presented with the opportunity to come to Africa I thought I would experience something way different than I have. I imagined this trip being a cool time to hang out with my friends and explore a place I've never seen before. But when I arrived here I was … Continue reading A village home
By Kwaku Arthur When I first got here, I thought it was going to be boring. Ghana is obviously way better than Senegal I thought. This day might have Changed my perception. I never could have imagined that playing Soccer with eight year olds would be So competitive yet fun. I will never forget … Continue reading Changing Perceptions
Electricity and Light
By Margaret Wilson We got to the village on the evening of December 28th, 2017. It was dark when we arrived and I couldn't really tell where we were. I knew there wasn't going to be any electricity or light, but as soon as I stepped out of the van I felt a different kind … Continue reading Electricity and Light
I never thought…
By Jaylyn Kreimes I never thought I would go to Africa. I have lived in VA for such a long time that even thinking about leaving the US was nonsense. First time out of the country - in fact a lot of firsts since I have been in Senegal. The best things are rice and … Continue reading I never thought…
A Perfect Community
By B Pressley A perfect community, Stagnant and timeless, No progress, no greed, No individualistic Values, nothing but Teamwork towards one Overall goal That is, to live and Function successfully. On the contrary, people In America, or even Christchurch have varying Goals that conflict with One another. People are Focused on their individual Goals, … Continue reading A Perfect Community