Global Sites: Gambia

December 30, 2018

A new summer school in the Gambia helps learners apply their habits-of-heart and conflict resolution skills to address community challenges. In the summer of 2018, the learners role-played a project on empathy, comparing communities with health care services and first aid volunteers and communities with serious illness and no health care services. The learners also examined both sides of labor union conflict to empathize with...

December 24, 2018

...to Help Pregnant Mothers and Babies

Full-Circle Learning students come to see themselves as society's humanitarians, always identifying those who need their academic skills and creativity as well as their character strengths and habits-of-heart. 

No matter how young the student, a baby is younger. With this in mind, the students of Alagie NDow's Inspiring Young Stars program set about to study the effects of poor sanitat...

December 8, 2018

How does climate change contribute to food insecurity? What innovations increase the nutritional content of the soil while sequestering carbon? How can we show gratitude for those who work to bring nutritious food from the farm to the families? How much time are we willing to give to the well being of the human family?

These questions inspired advocacy and action during an intense week at the 2018 Climate Change Agents Camp. Ea...

June 21, 2018

Davidson Efetobore traveled to the Gambia for a refresher course and community impact study in 2018. He reported on the positive influence of school collaborations there. Alagie Ndow, a Full-Circle Learning coordinator who has founded nonprofits and continues to work at NGOs applying the Full-Circle Learning model, has coordinated training workshops and field trips within the Gambia as well as inspiring wisdom exchanges in the...

June 1, 2017

The path from learners to learning leaders brought growth in The Gambia in 2016-17. After a brief training for the teachers and professors at ten schools in 2013, some participants requested mentorship from afar. As their projects came to fruition, they instinctively offered to solidify their connections with one another, even though the transportation challenges between schools and villages did not make it easy. At last they...

December 15, 2015

“We love it,” wrote a secondary teacher in The Gambia after experimenting with the concepts learned in his first Full-Circle Learning curriculum.

Teachers from preschool through college applied strategies from Full-Circle Learning and the Junior Entrepreneur’s Scheme starting in 2014, after a 2013 training hosted at the National Baha’i Center. Some teachers translated the concepts on their own and some through formal, school-sp...

January 22, 2014

The audience sat spellbound for two hours as Yassin Sarr-Fox, one of Full-Circle Learning’s Gambian collaborators, made a presentation about her organization in Northern California on December 17, 2013. Starfish Founder Yassin spoke to guests about the challenges faced by girls growing up in West Africa. She shared her own plight and her decision, as a child, to one day give girls the tools for intellectual and economic indepe...

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