Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write

by Les amis de Hampate Ba
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write
Help 80 Secondary Pupils in Niger Read and Write

Project Report | May 13, 2024
Beyond the Books: Hampate Ba Hands-On Learning at the zoo

By Sher Betz | Co-Founder Les Amis de Hampate Ba

Students greeted by lions at entrance
Students greeted by lions at entrance

On the bright days of January 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2014, the eager students from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Hampaté Bâ Middle School embarked on an eye-opening journey to the BouBou Hama Museum nestled in the vibrant heart of Niamey. This was no ordinary field trip excursion for these young minds. It was an extraordinary adventure that brought the pages of their textbooks to life as they explored the zoo within the museum. Imagine the excitement as students came face-to-face with majestic lions just steps from the zoo’s entrance—what a thrilling start to their expedition!

As these young explorers navigated through the zoo, they encountered an array of fascinating creatures: hippopotamuses, zebras, gorillas, crocodiles, monkeys, and turtles, each with stories told by an expert guide. This guide illuminated the origins of each animal, their diets, reproductive habits, and growth patterns. It was a veritable feast of knowledge, feeding the students' minds with facts and figures that made each animal more than just a spectacle; they became stories, each with its own narrative arc.

The middle of the day was a delightful interlude where students relaxed under the shade of trees, enjoying picnics packed with love by their parents. They shared laughter, danced to the rhythm of nature, and captured moments with their cameras, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

As the visit wound down, the students' curiosity led them to the local artists in the village, who were crafting traditional artisanal objects. This not only showcased the rich cultural tapestry of their community but also highlighted the connection between human creativity and nature’s inspirations.

Now, let's delve into the pedagogical benefits of such cultural outings. These experiences are pivotal as they ignite intellectual curiosity among children and enhance their ability to marvel at the world around them. By placing students in direct contact with real-world scenarios, we open the door to boundless creativity and learning that sticks.

So, why do we venture out on educational outings? The answer lies in the immersive experience these trips offer, bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. For instance, observing animals in a zoo context helps students grasp complex concepts about habitats, adaptations, and conservation efforts more effectively than any textbook could.

Student reactions were profoundly telling of the impact of this visit. Many were thrilled to see animals previously only witnessed on screens or in print, like the imposing lions and elusive jackals. However, it was a bittersweet joy as they also noticed the cramped conditions faced by these carnivorous inhabitants. In contrast, the playful antics of monkeys and gorillas brought smiles and laughter, highlighting the diverse emotional engagements such trips provoke.

We are hopeful that this educational outing has planted seeds of reflection in our students, encouraging them to think critically about the living conditions of zoo animals and the broader implications for wildlife conservation.

In closing, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all supporters of Hampaté Bâ School. Your dedication enables us to provide these young minds with opportunities to see and engage with the world beyond the classroom walls, fostering a generation that is not only well-informed but also deeply compassionate.

Hippo in his swimming pool
Hippo in his swimming pool
Famous Boubou Hama museum
Famous Boubou Hama museum
Students in 6th grade
Students in 6th grade
Students in 7th grade
Students in 7th grade
Students in 8th grade
Students in 8th grade
Niger artisan village items
Niger artisan village items
Lunch time
Lunch time
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Jan 15, 2024
Hampate Ba School hosts Cultural Day Celebration

By Sher Betz | Co-Founder Les Amis de Hampate Ba

Sep 17, 2023
"V" FOR VICTORY !

By Sher Betz | Co-Founder Les Amis de Hampate Ba

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Les amis de Hampate Ba

Location: Paris - France
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Thierry B
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