Reflections From Sierra Leone

Student Products: Engaging to Stop Ebola in Sierra Leone

12/14/2014 I am excited to share two new products from students in the United States who have been working closely with Hindogbae and the Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom in Sierra Leone.  Both of these schools work closely with World Leadership School on their global initiatives.  Congratulations to all on these inspiring student-driven products!Town School for Boys (San Francisco, California) has …

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Ebola in Bumpe: Connect Your School to Real Grassroots Action

10/18/2014 “Great social forces are the accumulation of individual actions.  Let the future say of our generation that we sent forth mighty currents of hope, and that we worked together to heal the world.”  —Jeffrey D. Sachs Whatever your views on the Ebola scare as it’s manifesting itself inside of North America, there’s no question that …

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Adventures in Student-Centered Learning: Working with Teachers in Sierra Leone

4/16/2014 “So much has been destroyed I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.”  –Adrienne RichA rusty metal car bumper hung from a tree next to the primary school; each morning, I was woken up between 5:00 and 6:00 am by some diligent community time keeper …

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Grappling with Women’s Rights in Sierra Leone

3/25/2014 “A woman is like a ball; once a ball is thrown, no one can predict where it will bounce. You have no control over where it rolls, and even less over who gets it.” –Mariama Ba It’s interesting how long I’ve held strong opinions about global women’s rights without ever really confronting the realities …

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