Across West Africa, hundreds if not thousands of different languages are spoken. Nigeria alone is home to over 250. Senegal is home to over 30 languages, with Wolof as the most widely spoken. Other languages include Mandinka, Pulaar, and Serer, as well as French (from the French colonial era). Wolof is also spoken in The Gambia, primarily in the urban areas, and Mauritania, mostly along the border with Senegal.
In this episode, our host, Program Officer Shabnam Ahmed, will discuss the experiences of Ms. Charisse Davis, a Board of Education member, in her pursuit to public service. Charisse discusses her experience taking the plunge into local politics and the importance of public service and civic engagement.
In this episode, our host, Program Officer Shabnam Ahmed, we will discuss the topic of belonging and reverse culture shock when trying to adapt to a changing environment with Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich. Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich, a Boren Scholar to Japan and Shansi Fellow to India, will discuss experiences and perspectives adapting to different roles and lifestyles whilst abroad. Jenna also discusses creative career solutions while abroad, particularly for military spouses.
Welcome to the Boren Around the World podcast! We are so excited to launch the series for listeners like you. This podcast is designed to be a platform for Boren award recipients, language lovers and public service enthusiastic of all kinds.
A service member discusses challenges with sourcing local interpreters in Ukraine.
A service member discusses language and identity in Ukraine.