Discover the journey that young Senegalese girls are taking to go to school!

Girls face considerable obstacles when trying to go to school in many African countries, and in Senegal in particular. Poverty, discrimination, ignorance, and other factors have traditionally led to them being ostracized from scholastic endeavors. However, many organizations—from the UN and national governments, to teachers and parents—are currently changing this reality in a fast-moving world of the 21st century. In this class, we will discuss the deep roots of these gender impediments head-on, discover the mobilization and advocacy efforts being undertaken in Senegal, and finally review the advancements that are being reached every day in the African world towards female academic empowerment. 

Fridays | April 10th to May 4th
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Level: B1 | Intermediate
Location: Midtown

The reduced/early bird price ends March 9th.
Limited number of students: register quickly!

Meet the teacher

Meet the teacher

Diao Anne Sarr is originally from a small community in northern Senegal, Dagana, 125 kilometers from Saint-Louis, the country’s first capital before independence. She is the mother of 5 children and grandmother of 9 grandchildren. From a family of teachers, she chose to study and to teach languages. She has been teaching for over 3 decades in Senegal, one year in 1978-79 at Lucton Girls’ School as an assistant French teacher in London, and in 2000 in the United States, in Colorado, as a Fulbright French teacher. She has a passion for cooking and loves to watch tv and spend time with her grandchildren. For her, the most important in life is family.