Fresh Baked Designs

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Packing for Ghana October 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fresh Baked Designs @ 7:41 pm

I mentioned in a few posts ago about an upcoming mission trip to Ghana, on the west coast of Africa. We leave next Tuesday and return November 19th. Our team of four spent a wonderful morning sorting medical and teaching supplies, then packing every square inch of eight suitcases…400 lbs. of support for the people in the village of Kasei.  Thanks goes to United Airlines, who charges no fees for all these check in bags for missions. We’ll be mostly working with the teachers of the pre-K through 8th grade school.  Interestingly, the official language of Ghana is English, however all the children and most of the adults in the village speak Twi. So, 100% of the students are English Language Learners when they enter school. Our focus will be on both strategies for teaching English and reading comprehension, with as much math as we can fit in to our time there.  My challenge now is to fit all my personal needs into one carry-on bag.

Here’s  a photo of one classroom. There are 40-50 in each class in the primary grades.  I can’t wait to meet them!

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