The Experience in Pictures

 

 

 

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Language class with our teacher, Omar, during Community Based Training

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Getting ready to watch the sunset in Popenguine

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The beautiful beach in Popenguine where we spent Thanksgiving

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My group’s moringa intensive bed at our Community Based Training garden site. Moringa is a tree with highly nutritious leaves that can be used to make powders or leaf sauces with.

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Popenguine

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Cowpeas at our training garden site

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I’ve learned a lot during training, one of the most important lessons is that sorghum is hardy and drought resistant. Good qualities for life in the desert areas of the north!

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Okra can also handle A LOT of stress

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New friends who I will miss when we move to our permanent sites soon

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Night turning into day

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My attempt at a panorama of the sunrise

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Two of the five pies we made for Thanksgiving dinner on the beach! When you’re feeding 62 people quantity is everything.

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The stuffing and gravy crew

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The chicken grillers

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Tent city! The rent is remarkably cheap

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Not a bad view to wake up to

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My wonderful, very thoughtful host dad at Community Based Training. In his words, “Two years will be small before you know it”.

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The cheap seats to the soccer game

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More Popenguine

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The finger points to the location of my site in Senegal! The map is missing a few pictures, especially on the northern border, but this is where most of the people in my stage are going.

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The best end to training we could have. Two more years, here’s looking at you.

 

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