“We awoke early this morning and headed off to the service sights where the schools are located. Some of us sat in on classes, while others played schoolyard games with the students. Visiting the schools was very eye opening for most, and it really helped remind us why we are here.“
First Day of Service
“Today was the first official day of community service at our schools. After playing games and having fun with the kids, we began our day of teaching. The students were extremely excited to see our GLA members in their rooms, and the teachers were very welcoming and insightful. We are looking forward to the experiences these students will bring us!”
An Extraordinary Day
“Teaching the children can be difficult at times because they are very hyper and there are many distractions, however they are so happy and eager to learn, it makes the hard work worth it! We feel like we have adjusted to the basic layout of the classrooms and the lack of materials that it seems strange to think of normal classrooms back at home. Additionally, we feel as if the students are much more comfortable around us, for instance they all know our names as we do theirs. We are so excited to come back to our service sites tomorrow!”
Time for Adventure
“This Friday was our first day in Ho! We went to the monkey sanctuary, where the monkeys would climb onto us as we fed them a banana. Then we hiked for 45 minutes to the waterfall in Hohoe. We swam in the waterfall and took in the breathtaking view.
This was an amazing weekend, but absence really makes the heart grow fonder, and coming back to Anloga after two days made us realize how much the home base has become our home away from home! We’ve really missed both the kids and the environment in this wonderful little town.“
Another Beautiful Day
“It saddened me to realize that I might never see these children again. These children, who I’ve grown to love and admire, would disappear from my life. To fall in love with these children and then lose everything you loved in a heartbeat is torture. You can’t do that to me. Or anybody. Goodbyes are the hardest.”
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