BiCo-Ghana Thinking Together/Laɣim Tehi Tuma Action Research Fellowship

Fellowships with the community of Dalun, Ghana.

About the Program

Now entering its 12th year, Laɣim Tehi Tuma (“Thinking Together” in Dagbani and also known as “LTT”), is an undergraduate community-based learning and inquiry fellowship program grown out of a grassroots collaborative between Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges (The Bi-Co) and local educators in the rural community of Dalun, Ghana. The program is now also supported by a growing team of educators from University of Development Studies–Tamale (UDS), community-powered NGOs and collectives in Dalun, and other higher education institutions in Pennsylvania. LTT is emerging as a threshold between these communities and individuals sharing a vision toward reconceptualizing  education—formal/informal, community-based, and self-directed—centered by Black diasporic liberation and study. 

The mission of LTT is to create a platform for collaborative thinking that co-creates education through study, intercultural exchange, internships within community-based partnerships, and through engaging Black study/ies to open questions about what education has been, is and can be. LTT is designed to be an intervention in colonial pasts and to foster movement towards just and thriving futures. 

Through study, action, and reflection, LTT engages several themes. The process of thinking together about education entails engagement with questions of history, culture, race, class, gender, and other dimensions of identity; of language, colonialism, nationality, and  post-coloniality; and of the discourses of development, post-development and indigeneity.

More Information

  • Read the Summer 2024 program description here.
  • Website: Visit the Laɣim Tehi Tuma website to learn more.
  • Location: Dalun, Ghana (in person)
  • Program Dates: June 3, 2024 - July 26, 2024
  • Deadline: Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 11:59pm ET
  • Application:  BMC Students can complete the Laɣim Tehi Tuma Summer 2024 Application Form through Career & Civic Engagement Center. 


More Information

Laɣim Tehi Tuma Website


Contact Us

The Career & Civic Engagement Center

Phone: 610-526-5174