Category: 2019

  • What difference do five books make? by Rev. Becki Neumann

    What difference do five books make?          by Rev. Becki Neumann

    What difference do five books make in the life of a child growing up in the abject poverty of a Ghanaian village? How can five books combat the red dust carried on humid breezes, generations of third grade education at best, and the lethargy brought on by the intensity in of the sun? Do five […]

  • Why do I keep coming back by Bruce Neumann

    Why do I keep coming back                              by Bruce Neumann

    I almost didn’t make it back to Ghana this year, but, thank God I did; another year is in the books. This year was the second year for Reading Camp at Boate. Over the week we have seen great growth in the children and in the teachers. While others were leading classroom activities in reading, I […]

  • Everyone Smiles in the Same Language by Janet Neumann

    Everyone Smiles in the Same Language                          by Janet Neumann

    One of my favorite things to see is children smiling and playing.  As reading camp comes to an end, I am just recalling all the fun that the children have had and are having. We hear it in the states, keep children engaged and they will excel in the learning process.  However, in Ghana student […]

  • Father/Daughter Reflections by Jason and Tabitha Wheeler

    Father/Daughter Reflections                       by Jason and Tabitha Wheeler

      Jason and Tabitha Wheeler live in northern Virginia and attend Christ Church, Anglican. Jason volunteered in Ghana with Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope in 2012. From Jason: This is my second Reading Camp in Ghana through Ghanaian Mothers Hope.  When the first trip came to an end, I promised the children “I will be back again […]

  • Day Two by Zach Neumann

    Day Two by Zach Neumann

    A small, dark blue school bus makes its way down a dirt road through the African bush. On either side, the passing scenery is of towering palm trees bending under the weight of coconuts and the dense, green foliage of cocoa trees with their pods hanging from the trunk like fat, green missiles. As we […]

  • Day One of Reading Camp in Boate by Merle Holsinger and Carys Cox

    Day One of Reading Camp in Boate                  by Merle Holsinger and Carys Cox

    Merle is a retired engineer and former Peace Corps volunteer. Merle has been a long time supporter of Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope. He brought his granddaughter, Carys Cox with him. From Merle: Monday, August 5, 2019. Botheau, Ghana.  This is the first day that we have actually worked in the village of Boate at the Reading […]

  • Experiencing Culture by Ben & Aiden Spiker

    Experiencing Culture                                     by  Ben & Aiden Spiker

    This year we are so fortunate to have three parent/grandparent – child pairs traveling with us. Ben Spiker, a long standing board member, brought his son Aiden with him. Aiden has grown up with Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope. From Ben: On Saturday, the team had the opportunity to travel a few hours from Accra to Kakum […]

  • And So It Begins. . . Reading Camp Training. . . . by Martina Kinslow

    And So It Begins. . . Reading Camp Training. . . . by Martina Kinslow

    Debi asked me to give some impressions of the team’s first day going to the Reading Camp Training.   On the road to Akramaman last Thursday, we had to eat our breakfast in the bus by by peeling eggs or making peanut butter sandwiches. One experienced volunteer would remind us to take our malaria drugs. All […]

  • The best laid plans. . . . . . .

    The best laid plans. . . . . . .

    CAN TURN OUT AWESOME!!!! Tuesday morning nine GMH volunteers arrived in Ghana. Becki and Bruce Neumann and Zach and Janet Neumann have been wonderful dedicated volunteers who have traveled here many time. They were joined with Jason Wheeler and his daughter Tabitha, Merele Holsinger and his granddaughter Carys, and Martina Kinslow.  By the time you read […]

  • Me and You

    Me and You

    Last week I had the pleasure of doing a book and cultural exchange with the second grade of Alta Vista Elementary School. After reading “The Ghanaian Goldilocks” and “Clifford at the Circus,” I had the pleasure of introducing Ghanaian culture to each class. I was not prepared for so many questions but the children were […]