Category Archives: Eastern Africa

Student exchange leads to real learning – reflections from our Tanzanian guests

During the past two weeks, we have had the honor to host 8 students and 1 teacher from our partner school, Barbro Johansson School in Tanzania.  During their visit, they have visited classes, played in the snow, tried winter sports, … Continue reading

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Kenyan students and VRG students connect via Entrepreneurship

Self-confidence, risk taking, curious, courageous, team player, organized, focused … these were the qualities discussed during our conversations in Entrepreneurship class this week. On Wednesday, May 18, VRG Economy students welcomed four students and three teachers from Kenya to visit … Continue reading

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What we learned on our study trip to Tanzania …

(This blog entry is written by many students – a collaborative effort of all the students who participated in this study trip …) Day 1 -2: Environmental Field Studies in Selous Our group of 14 students and two teachers land in … Continue reading

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Hum/Sam Spec students visit SIDA

Den 29/4 var vi på besök på SIDAs huvudkontor på Valhallavägen. Eftersom vi efterfrågat en föreläsare som kunde problematisera slagorden “Trade not aid” fick vi möjlighet att träffa Eva Bursvik, Senoir Policy Specialist on Trade. Hon berättade om hur svenskt bistånd fungerar … Continue reading

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“Real learning” outside of the classroom …

Students in the African Studies course prepare for their final assignment with different study trips. Two weeks ago, students in the African Studies course attended the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In this moving … Continue reading

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How are development projects in Africa funded?

Ayesha Amilon* visited VRG today to help us study this question. Advanced English classes together with the Social Science in-depth course listened to an interesting lecture today about financing in Africa, African development, and related topics. Invited by Ugandan Consul … Continue reading

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Kenyan Ambassador visits VRG

On January 31, VRG was happy to welcome the Kenyan ambassador  to school to lecture about current events in Eastern Africa. Clas Thorén, “Konsul” for Uganda introduced H.E. Dr. Joseph K. SANG, Ambassador of Kenya, to 125 students. He spoke specifically about … Continue reading

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How are VRG students connected to Eastern Africa?

In our Social Science in-depth course, VRG students learn about Africa and Eastern Africa in particular. Students study economics, politics, foreign aid, challenges and possibilities.  Much of this learning is made possible through the help of important contacts in our … Continue reading

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