Diary of our summer schools

Getting to know the first all-women’s university in Africa

caro : August 23, 2017 1:05 pm : Summer 2017

We have been incredibly impressed by African Rural University, the first all-women’s university in Africa and recipient of the Ashoka award in social enterprise. The university offers an innovative and much-needed development program that empowers women thereby having a large knock-on effect on the entire community.

Playing with Till’s drone, everyone loved it!

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Killer Robots and other promises for our Asian future

caro : August 23, 2017 12:21 pm : Summer 2017

“What a wonderful week” says Sabrina at the end of teaching her summer school in Thailand. The last day, the students had to present their country’s position on Killer Robots, a very topical issue currently considered by the United Nations. 

Killer robots, our MUN topic

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Overcoming hurdles and a warm welcome in Uganda

caro : August 19, 2017 6:52 pm : Summer 2017

A landing in Uganda full of thrills and hurdles. And our team has been amazing!

After being told our textbooks were being ‘held’ (by whom? where? why?), contacting every person we could think of at the shipping company, in politics, our partners at the university…, we finally managed to retrieve them thanks to the outstanding negotiating tactics of Ena, our lecturer in global politics.

Our team united and ready to go!

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A meeting of minds in Thailand

caro : August 17, 2017 10:23 am : Summer 2017

Sabrina has been experiencing the wonderful Thai hospitality thanks to the faculty at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. After an enthusiastic welcome and a formal opening ceremony, Sabrina has enjoyed exchanging knowledge and ideas with local professors and getting to know her students.

Signing-in ceremony

Read on to find out more about her experience teaching in Bangkok.

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Our first steps in Thailand

caro : August 15, 2017 10:47 am : Summer 2017

Sabrina has arrived at Srinakharinwirot University and has been welcomed in style! She will be working with students and faculty at the university to develop public speaking strategies, build confidence and strengthen communications skills through a Model United Nations Simulation.

Sabrina at the MOU signing ceremony

A huge thank you to the whole team at the university and especially Sipim for making our first summer school in Asia a reality! We hope to make an impact with the students and return for more programmes across the continent!

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Update from our students in Freetown after the floods

caro : August 15, 2017 9:15 am : Summer 2017

The entire team at Professors Without Borders are thinking of our friends at the FBC law school in Sierra Leone as the nation goes through another difficult period in its history.

Below, the communication with an update from the law society as featured on Lucy’s Facebook page.

 

© Law Society Communication’s Unit

Today’s misery redefines our tearful history as a country. Amist the contending challenges, nature has compelled to thwart our fragile progress. It is grief stricken, watching the remains of our compatriots; men, women and children of greater potentials. It could have been any one of us, but to God be all praises.

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Celebrating another summer school in Freetown

admin : July 31, 2017 7:05 am : Blogs, Summer 2017

The last day of our 2017 Summer School in Sierra Leone. Tears were shed, plenty of thanks were given, and many selfies were taken.

Our team in Freetown

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Our Model UN Simulation

admin : July 28, 2017 1:39 pm : Blogs, Summer 2017

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 experience:

Presenting the MUN resolution

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Teaching styles and outcomes

admin : July 27, 2017 5:00 pm : Blogs, Summer 2017

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

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Our students teaching us too!

admin : July 26, 2017 5:00 pm : Blogs, Summer 2017

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 finding it beneficial to their studies.

Learning continues after class ends

Joanne wrote to us today:

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