Follow Bryn Mawr Students and Professor Alice Lesnick in Ghana

Posted July 10th, 2014 at 4:35 pm.

ghanaBryn Mawr students Alizeh Amer ‘16, Rebekah Adams ’15, and Ariana Hall ’17 are now more than half-way through their Dalun Community Fellowships in Ghana. Haverford Students Kathleen Tsai ’16 and Brandon Alston ’14 are also participating in the fellowship program, which is administered by Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.

The students were recently joined in Ghana by Term Professor of Education Alice Lesnick, who is detailing her travels on her blog.

Lesnick first traveled to Ghana in March 2012 as part of the 360° “Learning and Narrating Childhoods.”

Formerly known as the Simli Centre Internships, the goal of the fellowships is to unite ideas, theory, and learning with practice. Students expand research on community-based literacy in Dalun, plan a teacher training workshop with faculty from the University of Development Studies, take Dagbani classes, and become active participants within the Dalun community.

The fellowships emphasize engagement with local youth programs and schools. Partner organizations in Dalun include the Titagya schools, Simli Radio, Dalun Community Youth House, Dalun Simli Centre, and the Dalun ICT Centre.

The fellowship program was piloted last summer and included five Bi-Co students, a student from College of the Holy Cross, and a research fellow from the Teachers College of Columbia University. All participants are hosted by the Simli Centre, a guest center and workshop space.

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