wow! I cannot believe I’m blogging and it must of took me over an hour to figure out how to even post. (It’s not as simple as posting on Facebook or sending an email; I really felt like a computer programmer lol)
Well please excuse my fancy, you all must be wondering who I am, what I’m all about, and most importantly, what will I be doing in Kaolack, Senegal. As of today, the countdown to Kaolack is exactly 2 weeks! In 2 weeks my life will forever be changed as I journey to Western Africa….oh I’m so excited! I leave on June 26th and will be returning August 1st so I have a 5 week stay in Senegal. While in Senegal, I will be working with 10000 Girls Organization, created by Ms. Viola Vaughn, assisting community girls with reading, computer training, English as a second language, and career prep. My Brody Scholar Project will be to set up a telecommunication program with the girls so that Brody students can serve as mentors to girls ages 15-22 encouraging them to go to higher level educational programs and possibly medicine as a career. I am so blessed to have been awarded the Brody Scholar scholarship and now the Summer Enrichment Fund and I want to share every bit of it helping these young Senegalese women. You may visit 10000 Girls website here: ( http://10000girls.wordpress.com/ )
The local center in Kaolack does have computers with internet access so please check back weekly to see my posts. Never having an opportunity to travel abroad while in undergrad at Spelman College, I wanted to make sure that I not only was going to Senegal to serve, but to learn a whole new culture and way of life, so I will be living in a home-stay with a Senegalese family and working on the French I learned while in school growing up.
Again, thank you for visiting and please feel free to check back as often as you like as I plan to update as much as I can.