The University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed 185 juniors and seniors from eight Wisconsin high schools on April 13 for the 2016 Day in Africa program at Union South, sponsored by the African Studies Program.
The high school students explored the languages and cultures of Africa through a variety of sessions led by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff. Many sessions incorporate the theme of health and healing in Africa and beyond.
The participating high schools were: Madison West, Madison East, Beloit Memorial, Pardeeville, Westosha Central, SAPAR, Oregon, and Kettle Moraine Global.
Research Fellow Alhaji Njai talks about the work of Project 1808 in Sierra Leone to help develop young people equipped to tackle different global issues in new and innovative ways.
Graduate student Regina Fuller talks about her experiences as an American student studying at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
Photos by Kerry G. Hill