One Child at a Time by Janet Neumann, US Volunteer
Day one of reading camp for me was both familiar and yet, new. In past years, as the bus with Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope volunteers drives up to a school, smiling children would come running. I love seeing the children waving and calling out “Auntie Janet, Auntie Janet.” This year my greeting was much quieter, which…
Simon Says . . . . . . by Debi Frock
Have you ever moved and had to endure that first day in a new school? Do you remember the butterflies jumping around in your stomach? I am sure that is the feeling many of these teachers had on Friday as we facilitated the teacher training here in Ghana. Each year as we prepare for our…
This says it all by Debi Frock
Fourteen years ago I prayed that I could help to empower a few girls in small villages, like Akramaman, to go to school. At that time, only 40% of girls finished third grade. 2015 statistics show that 95% of girls finished 6th grade. What a difference.
Online vs In Line Shopping
While talking with my husband the other night he questioned why I needed to be in Ghana two weeks before my team arrives to run the Reading Camp. Well, a lot has to do with online vs in line shopping. There is no online shopping here in Ghana, so everything is in line or the…
Akramaman Reading Camp
By Mr. Seth Agyakwa In Ghana, one problem we normally encounter in the public school is lateness to school. During reading camp, the same pupils and teachers, who normally report to school late, are always very punctual. Even though lessons start at 9:00 am, by 8:00 am all are present. This is not because of…
Why Do I Come Here Year After Year?
I thought deeply about this question as I packed three suitcases with school supplies, water filters, children’s blankets and pillowcase dresses getting ready to leave the US. Then I packed three more suitcases for the team that is arriving next week and pondered some more. Why do I leave my family and all the comforts…
Sixty Water Mamas and So Many Babies
By Deborah Albert So far, so good! The experience so far has been way beyond my expectations. I came as a newcomer to West Africa, and what better country to first visit. As expected, I was a bit nervous when I first arrived in Accra, and my biggest hope was that I didn’t get sick…
THEN A MIRACLE HAPPENED!
By Debi Frock, Founder/Executive Director I just landed in Ghana yesterday. The sights, sounds and smells brought back a flood of beautiful memories as soon as I stepped off the plane into the sunlit sky. Each year when I return it feels like I never left. The flight was longer than usual; going from Washington, DC,…
wish you happy forever
What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains- a book by Jenny Bowen Book review by Gail Morton Last year I had the pleasure of attending a lecture in Washington DC and meeting Jenny Bowen. I feel an affinity to Jenny and her efforts because I have traveled to China with cousins that adopted a…
Seat or Feet?
All across America people sit in churches week by week, singing and listening and learning what it means to follow God, to follow Jesus who leads us into the heart of God. And for many, the journey to God ends there, in the pew, or in the chair; but for some, the pew or the…