Time Capsule Letter + OMG
Ghana: Children of Africa (June 11 – June 24, 2019)
We can’t believe it has already been so long since our Ghana trip ended! I can still remember the delicious red-red that we shared. Often times, it seems like yesterday that we were laughing in the rain, stomping in the mud, and renovating the classrooms in Krobo. You’re probably back in school (or starting college!) but we wanted you to know that here in Ghana we are still thinking of you and the impact we made this summer together.
Our time spent together here truly did make an impact. You should all know you left Krobo a better place than when you came. Henry and Charity’s garden will continue to be a place of shelter and community for the children you met during our first days here. The classroom and garden beds we built will stand longer after our time here is just a memory, making the environment of those sites more comfortable for the people that live there. And more importantly, the knowledge YOU gained on this trip we hope will serve you and the communities you go on to be in for the rest of your life! We now know how harmful plastic is to the environment, and some ways to reduce and reuse it in order to lessen our impact on the environment.
Another thing I can’t forget is how much fun we had together here! You guys were a huge part of making this trip so fun by being a really close knit group. We experienced Ghanaian culture by learning to dance & to make traditional batik. We also got to visit a local craft market and buy our goodies to take home with us. We also got to explore the village and see the beautiful landscapes of Ghana.
We worked really hard and also had a blast together. Whether it was playing games at night, ninja with our community members, figuring out riddles on the bus, throwing mud during service or exploring new places together- it was that much fun because we got to share it with all you guys — the 2019 GLA Ghana group!
Remember our Group’s OMG – “One Meaningful Goal” – that we created at the end of the session? We pledged to reduce as much plastic in our lives as possible and to encourage our friends to do the same? We would love to know how that is going! Have there been any changes in your home or even community?
Remember to share your personal goals with GLA too, they’d love to see how you are BEING the CHANGE back home!
Thanks for helping to make these special memories in an amazing place and good luck with all your OMG projects!!