Students waiting
Students waiting

The students in Dakar are excited for the interaction with the class in Florida.

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Skype
Skype

The class in Florida is connected to the Dakar classroom with full video and audio communication.

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The students in Dakar
The students in Dakar

The students in Dakar are incredibly respectful when they are in the classroom. They did not talk out of turn, and always participated fully with the program.

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Students waiting
Students waiting

The students in Dakar are excited for the interaction with the class in Florida.

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el hadji ilimane thiaw school

Africa
Africa

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Senegal
Senegal

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El Hadji Ilimane Thiaw School
El Hadji Ilimane Thiaw School

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Africa
Africa

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The idea for this project came from the 10 year old daughter of one of our directors, Mariana Kind.  We have had three sessions now between two classes, one in Dakar, Senegal, and one in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.  The sessions are planned so that the children prepare questions to ask on a specific topic.  They have discussed their schools, neighborhoods, hobbies, etc.  We feel that sharing this information helps to show the students what similarities and differences exist between them.  They feel more connected to each other, bringing their villages together...