Parents and students expect real results from the four-year undergraduate curriculum. This is not unreasonable. Scholarly studies have shown that programs like Global Citizen Year do deliver real educational outcomes.
Half-completion and premature abandonment are patterns I see repeated over and over in Senegal. The landscape supports partial walls that don't enclose a thing and cinderblock shells of imagined houses.
I visited a slave castle on Senegal's Goree Island, which was one of the most powerful slave trade ports in the world from the 16th to the 19th century. It's a constant reminder of this country's tragic past.