Enjoying Niamey

One day last week we drove around Niamey in Maman’s taxi, tending to various errands. With the windows rolled down and the wind on our faces, I had a truly enjoyable and interesting day getting to know Ibrahim’s brother. The time seemed … Continued

A Passion for Education

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The challenges of running a middle school are universal. Mariama is the headmistress of a middle school in the midst of rural of Niger (see previous blog post). Special education programs do not exist in Niger, so students with special needs … Continued

“We Must Try”

posted in: Niger Trip July 2016 | 0

“Every year, the girls wail and cry and throw themselves on the floor of the classrooms if they find out that they did not pass their exams.” Last night, I met with a kind and passionate woman named Mariama. We intended … Continued