BiCo-Ghana Thinking Together/Laɣim Tehi Tuma Action Research Fellowship
Fellowships with the community of Dalun, Ghana.
About the Program
Now entering its 11th 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.
- Read the Summer 2023 program description here.
- Website: Visit the Laɣim Tehi Tuma website to learn more.
- Location: Dalun, Ghana (in person)
- Program Dates: May 30 - July 24, 2023
- Deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
- Application: BMC Students can complete the Laɣim Tehi Tuma Summer 2023 Application Form through Career & Civic Engagement Center. Haverford students can apply through CPGC.
- The application also requires a recommendation from a Tri-Co faculty or staff member.