Fessenden Intern Teaches Squash and English Overseas
When Mawa Ballo, a freshly minted graduate of Connecticut College and an alum of StreetSquash in Harlem, heard about the chance to coach squash & teach English to Syrian refugees in Jordan and at-risk Jewish and Arab children in Israel, she jumped at the opportunity. Ballo had traveled abroad before--two of her six siblings still live in her native Cote D’Ivoire, and she had participated in other global exchanges as a high school and college student. But squash diplomacy in the Middle East? This was an adventure she couldn’t pass up.
The excerpt above is from the article “Squash Beyond Borders: Urban Ambassadors Bring Racket Diplomacy From Harlem to the Holy Land” by A.J. Kohlhepp, PhD, English faculty and Writing Center director at Berkshire School. The story details Lower School Intern Mawa Ballo's journey with StreetSquash to teach squash and English in the Middle East. Click here to read more.