Our Model UN Simulation

After visiting the chimpanzee sanctuary, the professors have been relaxing, enjoying the great local cuisine, and exploring the nightlife in Freetown – between classes that is. They have been resting for the main event for the next two days and that is the Model UN simulation. After day 1 of the simulation, Joanne shared the more »

Teaching styles and outcomes

Our students have learned a lot, but so have our professors. Their time in Sierra Leone has been rewarding, tiring, and enlightening despite all the scheduling conflicts and pouring rain. Yesterday was the end of the structured classes, and the professors are starting to run a Model United Nations Simulation today. Workshops in open air more »

Where to find scholarships

    Scholarships in China With the improving relations between China and Africa and the development of China, more and more African students want to study in China. Many Chinese universities offer scholarships for African students who want to study in China to ease their financial pressure. Scholarships in Italy The Università Cattolica Africa Scholarship more »

Scholarships for African candidates

International Scholarships for African students A list of current opportunities including helpful links and advice. The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship is being offered by Carleton University in Canada to African students looking to pursue undergraduate as well as graduate programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year. The MasterCard Foundation in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum more »

Our students teaching us too!

At PROWIBO we are very passionate about our teaching style. We don’t believe in lecturing for the sake of lecturing. We want learning to be an interactive experience between the professor and the students. With that in mind, it is always good to hear that students are responding to our style of teaching, and are more »

How to teach in challenging conditions

The second week in Freetown started off rainy. More rain than most of us could ever imagine. Yanoh woke up to a gloomy Monday, saying that “one of the biggest challenges is getting out of bed when it’s gloomy and raining and just the perfect temperature in the blankets!” We could certainly all relate to more »

Cultural acclimatization in Freetown

We are about to kick off our second week in Freetown! It’s been an incredible experience for our lecturers, who have had time to reflect on their first week, their relationships with the students, and the town.  Keep reading for some of their amazing experiences, and drool-worthy photos! The weekend started early in Sierra Leone more »

First experiences in Sierra Leone

Joanne went into this experience never having been to West Africa. She recently completed her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and decided to get involved with our program in Sierra Leone. She wrote to us about her first impressions about Sierra Leone and the first couple of days teaching at more »

Our professors arrive in Freetown

Late last week, Charlie, Yanoh, Joanne and Majeks arrived in Freetown. For some it was their first time in West Africa, for others – a return to their family’s home. Joanne and Charlie were the first to arrive in the house, and managed to get an excellent night’s sleep before Yanoh joined them the following more »