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The Gambia. Communities in Action

The documentary highlights the West African Rural Development (WARD) project. The project brings together Canadian educators with Gambians to train community development coordinators. The goal of the project is for the Gambian people to take responsibility for their community. The program also examines how foreign aid money is used to help developing nations. Included with the video is a handbook, consisting of hands-on student activities, background readings, information on the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian aid priorities, maps, inquiry-based instructional strategies and annotated listings of suggested resources.




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