As the title suggest, there have been some slight changes regarding our looming trip to Ghana. And looming it is: only 16 night's sleep left!
Firstly, our United Playground coordinator, Camille, received some news from the Ebenezer International Primary and Secondary School. This school is apparently part of one of the many new programmes that the NGO have to offer, but that haven't yet been updated on the website. The director desperately pleaded for more volunteers to help him out over the summer months, and so Emilie has been asked if she wanted to help out at this school instead of at the Christ the King School.
As with Christ the King, it's equally located in Denu, at walking distance from the host family and supposedly only 100 meters away from the beach. Camille ensured us would it would create a better overall experience, as the volunteers would be kept busy at all times and in a variety of interesting ways.
One of our main reasons for deciding to go to Ghana is to make a difference somewhere that will truly benefit from the aid of volunteers. As opposed to “Western” countries, where the government lends those in need a hand through funding and charities, Ghana, as many countries in West Africa, is almost entirely dependent on volunteers from abroad. If our help will stretch that bit further elsewhere, then the decision is quickly made: Ebenezer International School, here comes Emilie!
And secondly, and probably more excitingly for our many blog-followers: we have been told that the host family have internet! However, their computer has been described as highly temperamental and we were advised to bring a laptop or to use the local internet café in town. Rather than rely on our fancy electronic gadgets that could potentially diminish the experience we are setting out to create, we have decided to make use of the latter. So do not despair, dear people, we shall be able to keep in touch through out our adventures on Ghanaian soil!
Speak (write) to you soon!
a very excited Ben & Emilie xxx
PS: a very big THANK YOU to all of you, who have made donations! The money will go straight to provisions/ materials for both the school and construction site. We are immensely grateful - thanks for being part of our experience!