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School in Broguhe. Broguhe, Côte d'Ivoire, 2006.
The schoolmaster of Broguhe. He is paid by having a nice house to live in as well as land on which he can grow his own food as well as some cocoa to pay for clothing and other necessities. Broguhe, Côte d'Ivoire, 2006.
Old school of Dawayo-Chantier. They built it shortly before this picture was taken, and the termites had eaten it by the following year. Dawayo-Chantier, Côte d'Ivoire, 2007
Blackboard inside the Dawayo-Chantier school. Interesting combination of language and mathematics. Dawayo-Chantier, Côte d'Ivoire, 2007.
New school of Dawayo-Chantier being inspected by Stan Thompson. Stan died one month after this trip. I treasure his memory, as he was truly an inspiration to all the negative people of the world (of which I am one). Stan died of a massive heart attack at the age of 70. A good way to go, but I truly regret not being able to tap into his boundless optimism. We raised $4000 the next year (2008) to put a roof on this school. Dawayo-Chantier, Côte d'Ivoire, 2007.
6) School in Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2007. As you can see, many communities build their own schools, often with the same sticks, mud, and leaves used in their dwellings. Buildings such as this are a testimony to how important the future of their children is.
Close-up of Mmaniaye schoolhouse. Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2007.
Example of school furniture made by the village. Galebre, Cote d'Ivoire, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson
Classroom in Galebre, Cote d;Ivoire, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.
Schoolmaster Martin Kouassi Konan surveys the end of last week's lesson. Dawayo-Chantier, Cote d'Ivoire, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.