What else? Literacy & Beekeeping ( inactive)
Andreas Maria Baumeister and Dagmar Knuth present their currently inactive projects here
Alphabetization courses in Sanyang from Dagmar Knuth
From December 2018 to January 2019, our member Michael, together with his wife Dagmar, visited Sanyang and had wonderful experiences interacting with the teachers of the schools and many other residents of Sanyang. During a visit to the local public lending library, Dagmar, together with the head of the library and the head of the local development committee (VDC), developed the idea of an adult literacy course. The first interested person was her cab driver, who had dropped out of school very early to earn money due to family circumstances. Quickly there was the first meeting and by word of mouth soon 11 participants were found. Together with a teacher from Mango School and the head of the library, Dagmar had developed a course plan, provided the teaching materials and negotiated a regular salary with both of them. 4 of the students took the course to the end and proudly demonstrated their reading and writing skills in May, when Dagmar flew to The Gambia for another week. The course continued until February 2020 when Corona made it impossible to teach for the time being. We hope to be able to organize this educational opportunity again in the coming winter.