Women’s Empowerment at Sunu 2017

Women’s empowerment (n): the increase in the overall position, condition, and status of women in every sphere of life. This increase in access includes, but is not limited to, opportunities such as: Education Safety Access to childcare Vocational training (learning job-specific skills) Equal pay Holding political positions Mentorship Freedom to demand gender equality   Empowering …

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One Week Countdown

Our 2017 team has already reached the one-week countdown to the start of the 5th annual Sunu Thiossane summer arts and English immersion! We have spent the past week registering students, planning curriculum for the women’s empowerment theme, and checking out the program location. Sunu 2017 will be held at the SOS Village d’Enfants, a …

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Work Hard, Play Hard, Laugh Harder

Sunu Thiossane 2016, meaning the last 5 weeks of my life, has been something I will never be able to forget, truly a life changing expereince. It was intense, hot, made up of long days full of language barriers, delicious food, amazing people, and so many open hearts and minds. Personally, I am still trying …

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Meet our Staff: Serigne Mansour ‘Mad Zoo’ Fall, Teaching Artist

Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Teaching Artist, Serigne Mansour Fall, who is a 29-year old graffiti artist, designer,writer, comic book artist, and Pan African activist through Black Panther spirit. He is the founder and president of the RBS Crew - one of the most critically acclaimed graffiti artists collectives within the African continent. Join him at www.rbscrew.com/MADZOO

Yaakaar is tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day! We are so excited to showcase our students' work so we wanted to share a preview of the components of the show. There will be an art exhibition... A dance/spoken word performance... And the early premier of our film, "Larabilaran: Le Talibé Et Moi"... Can't wait to see everyone at …

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Meet our Staff: Abdel Kader Diakhaté, Teaching Artist

Meet Sunu Thiossane Teaching Artist, Abdel Kader Diakhaté, also known as Kader.  He is a proud Senegalese visual artist, specializing in sculpture, painting, theatrical set design and decoration.  He is proud to make art out of recycled materials as a way to repur pose and  re-imagine what is intended to be thrown away.  Kader is a …

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Meet our Staff: Safietou Niang, Intern

Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Safietou Niang. Most of her friends call her "Saff"!  She is 17 years old and is the third eldest of a family of 5 children. Safietou is a senior at the Senegalese-American Bilingual School and about to do the Terminal (senior year) next year. When asked about life objectives ?? She delightfully answered: …

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Meet our Staff: Thierno Kandè, Intern.

Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Thierno Amadou Kandè. Thierno is 17 years old and was born in Saudi Arabia.  He is a senior at the Senegalese-American Bilingual Schools (S.A.B.S.) and this is his 3rd year participating in the camp.  He aspires to get his DBA is international finance and would like to pursue his …

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