Salaam alaikum! Bonjour! These are just two of the many ways to say hello to the people you will meet in the exciting country of Senegal.
Get ready for vibrant villages that leave stars in your eyes; rainbow-colored, bustling markets; shared meals; and buoyant, pink lakes!
While visiting, you’ll learn about Karima Grant, an educator and children’s book author who lives in Dakar, Senegal. She created the first children’s museum in sub-Saharan Africa to help children learn about themselves and their communities through play.
Karima’s work and dreams will teach you a lot about compassion (a big word that means you are caring, considerate, and kind) and compassion in action! It feels good in our minds and hearts when people take the time to listen, understand, and care. Having compassion brings us together and helps connect us to ourselves and even to animals.
Be true to your heart, and you’re never alone.