A colourful bunch of boys and girls. The girls wear pretty dresses and the boys are playing football. A large part of their time they spend studying in school. They sit in their classes looking up to their teacher, who explains the world of numbers and letters. And what could this be? Exactly! A class of students. A class like there are many in numerable places on our earth. And there are some things they all have in common: learning, playing, joy, laughter, a schedule...
Just to mention some of the things in common. Although this one thing was left out: children all over the world have dreams of reaching their goals and they are making big plans. Besides the things in common there are big differences, too. Now we look to West-Africa to the country of Senegal. Near Kédougou there is a small place called Wakilaré. Some of you might ask, but i have nothing to do with this. Well, this was the attitude of a class of the 8th grade Liebfrauen-Highschool in Berlin, before they started the Radijojo workshop. With this questions in mind we started the workshop.
Senegal, what do we have to do with it? Remember: Senegal is about 5000 km away from us, that seems a little too far away in order to interest us. So we hope the week will have answers for us. The chances are high, since we have very qualified guests, interview-partners and experts on the life in this far-off and alien Country of Senegal. This first week we will share the company of JIMMY BAMBA. Native from Senegal, he is globetrotter, musician and grasroot member the Berlin radiostation Radio Multikulti. We will skype with a senegalese class of school-children about issues like school, sparetime and culture.
Finally, we will change from these more private talks to an official dialoge with the ambassador of Senegal to Germany in Berlin. Following our first intention we want to find out some general information on the place, like: Who, how, what? Religion, politics, lifestyle, food! Why, in what respect, since when? History, economy, globalisation! Ask, or else, stay a fool. is our motto. This we are absolutely certain about.
So, we collect questions, subjects, and issues from differnt areas in no time. But we want to do it right. so first thing: we go into the conputer-room and start our research. Consequently, we have a wide range of results: Capitol City: Dakar One of the most popular sports in Senegal is football. Many people do not have access to clean drinking water. The major food is millet. And much more information. So, now we are well-prepared for our Skype-session with children of the class from Senegal.