Mbour - Public Education in Senegal: The Primary School in My Village

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Public Education in Senegal: The Primary School in My Village

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(111 reviews)
Ngaparou/Mbour/Sénégal , Mbour, Senegal
35 mins

About the tour

Official school education in Senegal dates back to a little over 200 years ago. Before that, the only teaching was provided by Koranic teachers, spiritual guides called "marabouts", for learning the Koran through the Arabic language. To establish his dominance in the African colonies, the King of France Louis Stanislas Xavier decreed in 1816 to create schools in the French colonies in Africa. After independence in 1960, the schools continued to give education to the population by adapting the lessons to our Senegalese socio-economic and cultural realities. Join Alune as we learn more about Education in Senegal!

Meet Alioune Diané

Alioune Diané

After completing a Master's in geography at Dakar University, Alioune has been fortunate enough to travel as a tour guide around Senegal and many parts of West Africa, including The Gambia and Guinea Bissau. Alioune is passionate about travel, helping others to explore and discover, history, and geography. Alioune is a specialist on West African culture and history, with a special focus on Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea Bissau.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Mbour with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Mbour. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Mary Virginia A.

12 May 2021

Alioune is AMAZING. The kids in my class learned so much on this tour. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Kathy L.

10 May 2021


Paul C.

10 May 2021

First class primary school tour offers an insight into education, and the children are delightful. Excellent tour with a difference.

P ..

10 May 2021


Aydah W.

10 May 2021

love seeing the classroom!!!

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