Lagim Tehi Tuma: Dreamwork We Do Together

Posted January 22nd, 2016 at 1:18 pm.

Project Team

Alice Lesnick, Term Professor of Education, Director of the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program, and Coordinator of Africana Studies
Esther Chiang and Elizabeth Reilly, Post-Bac Educational Technologists

Courses Involved

Dalun-BiCo Lagim Tehi Tuma (Summer Action Research Fellowship)

Timeline

Platform development: Spring 2015
Piloted in fellowship: Summer 2015

Project Link

Dalun-BiCo Lagim Tehi Tuma Website

Goals and Description

In 2006, a Haverford College student traveled to Dalun, Ghana on a microfinance internship. Collaborating with two community leaders, the Haverford student, Andrew Garza, opened up the first Titagya School in 2009. This preschool and kindergarten program now has five schools in three different communities of Northern Ghana. In 2010, the partnership between Titagya and the Bi-college community (BiCo) began with individual student internships funded by Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. In 2012, 16 BiCo students along with Professor Alice Lesnick and Professor Pim Higginson traveled to Dalun through Bryn Mawr College’s 360 program. Since then, there have been a series of additional summer fellowship exchanges where BiCo students have traveled to Ghana and community partners from Ghana have traveled to the BiCo.

In 2014, Bryn Mawr formed a partnership with the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, Ghana. This summer (2015), three BiCo fellows are working with UDS partners. However, due to extenuating circumstances, the BiCo fellows were unable to travel to Ghana this summer. Though same may see this as a disappointment, Alice Lesnick seized the opportunity to turn the fellowship into a dynamic online collaboration and partnership with a variety of speakers, Dagbani language lessons and more! To facilitate a more direct line of communication between UDS and BiCo fellows, Elizabeth and Esther created the Dalun-BiCo Lagim Teha Tuma website. This website serves as a way to communicate this program’s work to stakeholders and a source of information about the program.

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