Kathleen Jackson writes:
Modou Sambou, a teacher posted in my community’s school (Medina Sering Mass Lower Basic/Senior Secondary School) is one of my counterparts. He has been teaching English Literature for three years, is incredibly kind and thoughtful, and is a leader among a staff of mostly-younger teachers. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer and have lived in The Gambia for nearly two years. Throughout my service, Mr. Sambou and I collaborated on a variety of projects: facilitating Peer Health Club lessons together when I initially moved to site; attending a Peace Corps Gender & Development (GAD) workshop in the capital city; and planning and facilitating a subsequent gender training at our school after returning from the GAD workshop.