I am sitting here in my room in Ghana with no electricity, sweltering. Thankfully my trusty Mac Book Air has a long battery life. My WiFi unit has a full change, and I can finally share with you why I would travel to Ghana in March, the hottest time of the year.
This book, “The Ghanaian Goldilocks,” has been sitting on my shelf for five years waiting to be used. Thanks to those of you who donated to the Giving Campaign last May, Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope is able to share this book with 70 second graders at Alta Vista Elementary along with a pretend journey to Ghana to experience the beautiful culture.
The children loved learning about foods, school, stools, kente and so much more. Each student wrote a letter to a new friend in Ghana inside of a book with a little Sarasota culture, “Clifford at the circus.” Many thanks to Jody and Burns Waters for donating the Clifford books. Sarasota has been a circus training ground for a long time.
So now I am in Ghana getting ready to visit the second grade at St. Paul’s, Akramaman. They will have a chance to travel on a pretend journey to Sarasota and the circus. They in turn will write back to their new friend and the whole program will be topped with a Skype chat between the two schools on Thursday. There is a rumor that a few clowns may stop by to join the group in Sarasota and entertain the group in Ghana.
Books are here, snacks have been purchased. Please, God, deal with the technical issues and thank you for Seth Owsu who is helping us.