Friday, September 29, 2006
Two Santa Clara University students (Mia Stephenson and Jenvieve Francisco) recently returned from six weeks volunteer work in the libraries in Ghana. They spent time living with the family of CESRUD (our local collaborators) board member George Akundiya. They hung out with Lucas, Bernard and Darius, the troika of librarians in the two libraries of Sumbrungu and Sherigu. But most of all, they tried to inspire the kids in the libraries to think of reading and learning as fun and wonderful things to be doing, and the way to succeed and improve one's life, even in the hard circumstances of Upper East Region, Ghana. So... here are the children learning "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes".... four very important English vocabulary words, immediately followed by "Eyes and Ears and Mouth and Nose."