TONY VACCA - for envisioning this trip and bringing his dream into reality

WORLD RHYTHMS ENTOURAGE - (see intros) a dedicated group who share the vision and have worked joyfully yet intensely together to build the dream

MASSAMBA and NARA - for taking us into your home and making us feel like we are family, too.

MASSAMBA'S NEIGHBORS - for welcoming us so warmly and teaching us to speak, dance, play, laugh, share, and listen to the words and feelings of those around us.

OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS, TEACHERS, GUIDES and CHEFS - Baaba Maal, Abdou Mbengue, Seynabou Seck, Modou Mbengue, Cheikh Mbacke Seck, Ousseynou and Sophia Dieng, Assane Seck, Zeke Bop, Ndiague M'Baye, Yasiba Maylo N'Daki, M'Bassou Hiang, El Hadji Boubou Sene, Marie and Lamine Sou, Ndack Thiam and family, Assane Diop, Abdullah Diop, N'Della Dieng, Khalil Gueye, Gokh-bi System, N'diaw Samb, Tabane Diouf, Musava Dthiam, Ada Massambu, and many more.

THE KIDS & TEACHERS AT ALL OUR MEMBER SCHOOLS - for all your astute questions, empathy, good wishes, and for sharing ideas for coordinated projects. Keep in touch!

THE KIDS AT FUGETT MS - for all your enthusiasm and wonderful suggestions

THE STAFF AT MS - for your help in the preparations, flexibility with your classes, and wonderful ideas

DRS. JAN, NAN, SAN, AND THE MAN - for supporting the vision

DR. HEWLETT & the WCASD SCHOOL BOARD - for approving the trip

GAIL KENNEDY and JOHN DEMILLION of the Chester County Intermediate Unit - for your incredibly knowledgeable and patient technical assistance

RICK and DAN - for cheering, "Go Mom!"

FRIENDS - for holding the entourage in the light as we travel

LOUIS CALVARIN, Apple Corp. rep for Africa - for good advice and invaluable connections

MAMADOU FAYE, Senegal Mission to the UN - for your warm greetings and solid advice

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - for your insightful coverage

and the list is still growing........


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