I hope this letter finds you well. Time goes by in a flash. I know those two weeks sure did. I bet by now you are in the middle of your school year. In the midst of waiting for college applications, playing soccer, rowing, singing and so many of the other activities you all are involved in; I want you to take a moment to reflect on our time in Ghana. Between the fun of singing over and over to “All Star”, mixing tons of “Morta”, playing with children, and sitting by the lagoon for meals we all had periods of growth and self-reflection. I hope you continue to embrace that growth, continue to reflect on how you can contribute to society, and continue to combat the single stories you hear around you.
Remember that our time spent in Dzita truly made an impact on the community and within ourselves. You worked hard in building compost toilets for families within the community. Families that understood the value of the toilets and in return worked very hard to contribute what they had to keep their loved ones and themselves healthy longterm. Moreover, as a result of our time we learned so much about public health and sustainable development! The knowledge YOU gained on this trip we hope will serve you and the communities you find yourselves in for the rest of your life!
SO much was accomplished while creating some sexy toilets AND new friendships. I hope while you read this you find yourself smiling because there was a ton of fun that happened during your time here that made the experience all the better. Some of those great times included:
– Doot Doot
– More Echee
– Sweet Tea and cowboy boots
– Sucrose, Lactose
– Autobots Roll Out!!
– Shooting stars and planets
– Fire on the Mountain
-“Morta” or “Water”?!
Two weeks may not seem like a long time but it can make all the difference in the world. I hope you made some lasting memories and continue to think about what kind of leader you want to be in society. I am so very proud of you all and know you will go far!
– Jennifer Duncan (Mentor)
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