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Driving in Dakar

When my mother and cousin were here visiting, they remarked on how calm I appeared while driving in the chaos of Dakar. I didn’t tell them that it had really helped me to pretend that I was in a driving … Continue reading

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A wonderful student project

If you’d like to know more about La Pouponniere or adoption in Senegal, check out the new blog written by one of our high school students at ISD, completed as part of an independent project. Adoption in SenegalĀ 

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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So I accidentally hit a taxi driver in the head with my side mirror

and didn’t know it until Guy told me. How exactly does that happen you might be asking? Well if you’ve driven in downtown Dakar, you probably have no problem imagining how this might happen. We were returning from south of … Continue reading

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From the mouth of babes…

Walking around campus this weekend, my first grade daughter commented, “When this is finished, it’s going to be such a beautiful hotel.” I feel fortunate to be working on such a beautiful campus that was so well-planned out and provides … Continue reading

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I was searching Youtube for any new videos of Dakar or Senegal that might have popped up recently and somehow came across the promo for an ESPN 2011 documentary set in Dakar (and the U.S.) called Elevate. It’s a ‘basketball’ … Continue reading

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Predictions-what will be the biggest challenge/culture shock?

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