Amherst Regional High School has partnered with schools in Senegal and The Gambia since 2011 to provide a life–changing cultural exchange experience for high school students, promoting understanding and respect across racial, ethnic, and religious differences. To date, ARHS has sent two groups of students to West Africa and received two from Senegal.
A third cohort of ARHS students is now preparing for an exchange visit to our partner schools in February 2018. These students are busy learning about West Africa and fundraising for the program’s scholarship fund. Many families cannot afford the $3,000 cost of the trip, but we have a goal of providing enough support to enable any student willing to work the chance to go.
Here’s how you can help support the students and promote cross–cultural dialogue:
1. Become a Sene–Gambian Scholars Program Sponsor for $100
Receive a sponsorship poster to display in your business or office and have your business
card or logo included in all Sene-Gambian Scholars publications and presentations.
2. Provide a scholarship for a Sene–Gambian Scholar for $250 or $500
Receive all the benefits of sponsorship plus a guest presentation by the scholar you support at a meeting or gathering of your group.
Sign up to be a sponsor or scholarship provider at this link: https://tinyurl.com/SGSsponsors
Or send your business card or logo and contribution to the address above, c/o co–adviser Susan Abdow. Be sure to include your contact information.
Make checks payable to ARHS.
Questions? Please contact program co–adviser Bruce Penniman at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support! 2016 scholars and hosts at the site of Alex Haley’s Roots.