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Help my students if you can/Aidez mes étudiants si vous pouvez

LE FRANCAIS SUIT Hi everyone, My last appeal for support for my students in Burundi dates back to a little over a year ago. Since then, we have received a boxful of headphones from Spain as well as recorders, microphones … Continue reading

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Please help my Burundian journalist friends! Vous pouvez aider mes amis burundais!

(le français suit) Dear readers, You’ve read about the impressive and hardworking group of young journalists I had the pleasure of teaching in Burundi. Now is your chance to help them! I am trying to organize a full-scale equipment drive … Continue reading

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Loose Ends

It’s evening and there is a howling windstorm outside my apartment. School is closed tomorrow because of the weather. YES I need to go to the grocery store, but I am not going out in that. I stare at the … Continue reading

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Look what my students did!

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A day in my Burundian life

Today was a typical day in my Burundian life, one of a succession of days that seem to be flying past faster and faster. On Friday my Burundi trip will be half over already!! I woke up when the sun … Continue reading

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The Bat Cave goes to the zoo

N.B The Bat Cave is my classroom, so called because there is no electric light and on gray days I have to find the students by echolocation. Yesterday (Sunday) I came home bone exhausted. I walked all the way downtown … Continue reading

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Burundi Impressions I and II

I am in Africa. Burundi to be exact. Taking advantage of the chance t write because today is one of the days my neighbourhood has electricity. Yep, I said “one of the days my neighbourhood has electricity.” A major regional … Continue reading

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