Our first few days in country have been busy! After arriving, we headed for Thies for a full day of health & safety briefings, group building and some Wolof 101. The following day we headed to Dene, a religious sufi community on the coast. Over 2 days, we learned about Islam, played soccer on the beach, met new friends, sang around the fire and in the “daara”, and had our first mangoes.
Now we are back in Thies, getting ready to jump into our first homestay experience.