Clara Zemsky writes: Bubacarr Tamba and I met during my time in The Gambia. He was a science teacher at the Upper Basic School (grades 7 through 12) a few miles from the village I was living in. For about a year, we worked together running the school's environmental club. Our activities consisted in taking club members on a field trip, starting a tree nursery, and organizing a school-wide Earth Day event. Bubacarr not only worked with me, he was also always willing to help me work on my language skills or show me around the area. We had a lot of fun teaching the students but also learning about each other's culture.