Christian Gath

Christian is passionate about the impact of education and new ways of teaching and learning, thereby he likes to tie his passion for sports and athletic training into new teaching concepts. He is involved in different youth programs ranging from HIV/AIDS peer education to a youth work group in a detention center and a boys club in a local middle school. His goals for the year are to use the theoretical skills he had learned in previous years independently in a new environment, fully integrate into a new community to gain different points of view, and to explore new sides, passions and talents of himself. He is inspired by the news, as it shows positive and negative events but not always the truth it motivates him to create positive change or support others in their visions.

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GMT -1

GMT-1 "Ladies and Gentleman, we have just landed in Dakar, local time: it is 4:36 am. I hope you had a pleasant flight…" This is usually the moment when the passengers pull out the pubs of their watches or go to settings on their phones…

08 December, 2015

Unnatural Desire

Unnatural Desire In Dakar I had repeatedly seen a commercial advertising a to me unknown product. The short clip showed a black woman with light colored skin and straightened hair leaving a beautiful mansion, outside she is awaited by a handsome white man in an…

27 October, 2015

The Pineapple Dilemma

The Pineapple Dilemma Because in most languages the word "ananas" in any pronunciation describes the fruit English speakers know as pineapple, it is a common mistake made by non native speakers (including myself) to just pronounce "ananas" how we would imagine the word would sound…

20 October, 2015

First Impressions

First Impressions   It was dark when the minibus stopped in front of the first premises along side the road descending the national park. One of the only partially paved roads coming from Dakar in the West and leading via Kedougou all the way to…

16 October, 2015

Tubab’s Newspaper

Tubab's Newspaper As almost every morning my host brother and I walked to the little boutique across the main road to get the family's bread for the day. As for the bread, it is simply delicious here, a mixture of French baguette, Italian Ciabatta and…

15 October, 2015

New Adventures 27.08.2015

There is no other place in this world I hate, but at the same time love, as much as airports. In the past few years I spent way too much time waiting for a connecting flight, jetlagged, sitting on one of the benches with the…

27 August, 2015

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Christian Gath