We drove across the country yesterday, from the coast to the heart of the peanut world. The drive was spectacular- perfect weather, great roads, and lots to observe. We have a lot to share in the coming days. Here in the village, Kekouta and his family have already accepted everyone into the extended family. At … Continue reading Our Mandinka Home
Category: Senegal 2019-20
Appreciating Bandia’s front yard
By Jacob Osias Today was my first full day in Senegal. We woke up at about 9:30 and drive to Mr. Alter's friend, Bandia's house. His wonderful wives and family took amazing care of us with, I swear to God, the best food ever. We had Senegal's national dish, Thieboudjenne. A dish of stewed fish, … Continue reading Appreciating Bandia’s front yard
Our first full day in Senegal is over, though we haven't all fallen asleep quite yet (this group has a lot of positive energy - right now they're looking up at the incredible stars!). It has been a powerful 20 or so hours for the group. Here's a quick snapshot of what we've done: Eaten … Continue reading Day 1!
The journey has begun!
We are piled in the Christchurch van and on our way to the Richmond International Airport. This is how we're feeling as we cross the York River. Sally is tired but excited. Joy is just chillin. Mr. Cola, our driver, is feeling jealous. Jack doesn't know how to feel yet, but he's aware that he's … Continue reading The journey has begun!
Learn More About Senegal
Here is some information about the country and the places and people we'll be visiting: Religion Senegal has a strong reputation as a tolerant, open place for religious practice. While most people are Muslimthere is also a Christian (primarily Roman Catholic) population as well as villages that adhere to what we broadly call animism. Religion … Continue reading Learn More About Senegal
In just one week, a small group of Christchurch students will cross the Atlantic and begin an adventure into the hear of Teranga (Teranga = hospitality in Wolof). We are so excited - about the food, the people, the weather, the history, the culture, the religion, the friendship. Please join us on our trip - … Continue reading Teranga Time!