Notes from the field: Introducing our team in Mentao Refugee Camp: This is Mohamed one of two artist assistants who I am working with and training in arts techniques and community public arts. I asked him to write a short introduction and here it is! – Christina
Mohamed: Artist Assistant
I am age 20 and was born in Burkina Faso, during the conflict in 1993 which precipitated a refugee crisis much like the one we are experiencing now. Though I was born in Burkina Faso, I am Malian. I received my Certificate of Primary studies upon completing primary school and a Diploma of Fundamental Study upon completing junior high. I began my studies in high school focused on human sciences in Gossi Mali, but because of the recent events in Mali I was not able to continue my studies. Here in Djibo Burkina Faso these same courses don’t exist here so I am not in school. I like art, football, debates and lectures.