Currently: a person who gets her/his knowledge at The Swallow, a person gifted, trained, and eager to teach at The Swallow.
Afrodidact stands for innovative quality education in Africa (currently The Gambia). We are putting the basic needs of the children first. Therefor cooperation with the local community is crucial. Health, safety, hygiene and wellbeing of the children and staff are given close attention. The pedagogical and didactical approach focuses on the importance of real life learning. Children at The Swallow are given the opportunity to experiment, to do research, to explore and discover in a fun and friendly environment.
Afrodidact advocates emancipating education. We opt for sustainable development by ensuring that all students are equipped with skills that will be useful throughout their entire lives. The pedagogical method has been developed in practice at The Swallow (The Gambia). Afrodidact’s main objective is to promote the method, and to inspire and/or coach other schools, teachers and organisations.
Bart De Wilde, pedagogical consultant
Jan Devos, Flemish Schoolinspection
Prof. Dr. Ides Nicaise, HIVA Leuven
Marleen Clissen, cooperator Catholic Flemish Education
Pascal Lagaet, pedagogical consultant
Carine Van Overtveldt, director nursery school Gaverland Melsele
Geena Lisa, BV and enthusiast chairperson of Afrodidact
Kris Mertens, driven networker for Afrodidact
Céline Kruijs, optimistic representative of Afrodidact
Cindy Baert, convinced promotor of Afrodidact
Bertrand Verkaeren, secretary and motivated ally in Afrodidact
Frank Demeyere, interested cooperator with Afrodidact
Els Salembier, initiator for The Swallow and driven power behind Afrodidact
Bao Sissoko, musician & participant in the evaluation of The Swallow in 2014
Maïmouna Badjie, former pupil and ambassador for The Swallow
Lotte De Wilde, student & participant in the evaluation of The Swallow in 2014
Shane Deconinck, ICT strategy and implementation