It is Friday, August 4th, 2017; it is my 63rd birthday, the last day of reading camp 2017. 108 children were served, 19 teachers trained, 630 books read, and over 500 art projects were made. As I worked sorting and packing materials at the school in Trewebo in a tiny, windowless room
[caption id="attachment_2564" align="aligncenter" width="640"] TRINITY WITH TWEREBO STUDENTS[/caption] The moment we arrived most of the kids gathered around the bus to greet us with their warm smiles. The team and I hopped out of the bus and started unpacking. Once we were all unpacked and settled in for the day, the kids
Today marks the third day of Reading Camp. In just three days, much has changed but at the same time nothing much has changed. The children are more at ease. The teachers are beginning to work as a team and yet the nice, up-dated building still has chickens wandering into the classrooms.
of a Child: The bus has come with the obruni! The first day of reading camp has arrived; it is time for books and fun and books and art and books and smiles. Did I mention books? (Our suitcases were filled with over 500 books) The lure is so great that even a
Welcome home to Ghana! I first came to Ghana for seven weeks in 2008. There have been many trips, experiences, smiles, hugs, and times when words simply would not come. Our trip to the Volta river included all of the above. We did not do our usual cultural excursion to the western
Bright and early, 5 am, this morning, Mercia and I climbed into the car with our tro-tro driver, Ben, and sped down the highway towards Lake Volta in the far east corner of the Eastern Region. The two-hour trip would have doubled if we had waited until 7am, so we left early
My favorite time of year is the first week of August when GMHope runs their annual a reading Camp at Akramaman in Ghana,West Africa. Seeing the adorable faces of the excited 65-100 children brings me to tears. Life is not easy in the village. We constructed two fine schools in Akramaman; St.
There is no right “skill” needed to help change the life of a child or a mother. What ever you have to offer is what we can use. L - LEADERSHIP Leadership is not defined by age. Leaders help others do the right thing. We have seen teens become strong leaders by