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Teranga Among the Wolof People

Wolof education is based on an ideology that sees society as a sum of the life forces of its members. These individual life forces can be collectively mobilized to achieve the "specific energy" of a particular society. Social education—with this philosophy in mind—becomes a permanent quest for social cohesion, for progressive adjustments in individual behavior that provide a person with a stable sense of socio-cultural identity so that the individual's life force contributes positively to the social whole.

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