Tag: Reading Camp

  • Welcome to Reading Camp 2021

    Welcome to Reading Camp 2021

    It is always exciting each year as we begin our week of three village Reading Camps running simultaneously. Our prayer is to empower each village to run their Reading Camp without our assistance once they have completed three camps with us. Right now we have Akramaman and Twerebo running on their own while we have […]

  • 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 […]

  • I’ll See You Next Year . . . . . . . . by Joanna Haslem

    I’ll See You Next Year . . . . . . . . by Joanna Haslem

    While the rest of the team left last Sunday, I stayed an extra week to work at theReading Camp in Akramaman . It was quite a difference from teaching in Boate.  At the latter school, children had never before experienced Reading Camp.  At first, they were very shy and quiet.  It took nearly the full […]

  • Was it only yesterday ?. . . . By Debi Frock

    Was it only yesterday ?.  .  .  .                       By Debi Frock

    In August of 2010, six teens, a photographer, and two teachers embarked on a mission to create a Reading Camp at a small village named Akramaman. Little did we know that this was the beginning of something spectacular. Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope invited forty children to that reading camp. The next year it was sixty children, […]

  • Five Books Do Make a Difference by Rev. Becki Neumann

    Five Books Do Make a Difference               by Rev. Becki Neumann

    On Thursday afternoon as the children of Boate village were leaving Reading Camp, they called out, “See you tomorrow,” and we Americans were calling back, “See you tomorrow!” And then it hit me, I would not be saying that tomorrow, or the next day, or the next. At best, I will get to say it […]

  • We Found Her!

    Two years ago Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope installed a computer lab at St. Paul’s Junior High School in an effort to help the students pass the B.E.C.E., Basic Education Certification Examination. All students in Ghana must pass this exam in order to enroll in High School. Since its inception in 2004, St. Paul’s has not had […]

  • So why did I come to Ghana this year? By Rev. Becki Neumann+, AKA Aunti Becki

    So why did I come to Ghana this year? By Rev. Becki Neumann+, AKA Aunti Becki

    There is no team to speak of… no teens to supervise, no breakfast orders to tabulate, no group of people to hang out with and hear the ooo’s and aaahhh’s of the day… in other words, none of the routine things that make our work here “fun” for me. That’s right, FOR ME. Wow! When […]