About the Program
Now entering its 9th 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 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 2021 Program Description here.
- Website: Visit the Laɣim Tehi Tuma website to learn more.
- Deadline: EXTENSION March 7, 2021 at 11:59 ET
- Application: Bryn Mawr students apply here through The Career & Civic Engagement Center. The application also requires a recommendation form from a Tri-Co faculty or staff member. Haverford students can apply through CPGC. The deadline for recommendation letters is extended to March 14. If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact us.
- For more information about the program’s content and structure, contact Sabea Evans (email@example.com) or Professor Alice Lesnick (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions regarding the application and selection process, please contact Stephanie Zukerman at Haverford College’s CPGC (email@example.com) or Jennifer Prudencio at The Career & Civic Engagement Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).