Course at a Glance

October 23 to October 30
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

Evolving Cultural Values in a Rural African Village


With Laura Hennings

Take an in-depth tour of life in a rural, underdeveloped African village! Using personal stories, lessons learned and powerful photo images, the instructor will recount her three-week full-immersion volunteer experiece in Ipalawma, Tanzania.

Laura's volunteer duties included teaching English to 116 children in kindergarten and one 7th level primary class, teaching a dental/oral hygiene class to young mothers and participating in home visits. Through these experiences and discussions with staff and care givers, she was able to look at societal values from the inside-out!

Using class discussions to examine culture and societal values, educational programs and medical needs, she will weave her impressions, observations, and intimate insights into an interactive class format, ultimately highlighting the slow evolution of the empowerment of women!

Wed., Oct. 23 & 30 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

$45 • Class #: 43755

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Laura Hennings

Laura Hennings

Laura Hennings is a retired resource specialist with Eureka City Schools. She began a second career as a singer/songwriter, founding musical groups the Soulful Sidekicks and the Topaz Trio. As a theatre arts major from HSU and a local singer, she has a flair for public speaking, teaching and a passion for history! Her classes are creative, interactive, and driven with a sense of drama and intrigue.