14 Jul Getting the Full Classroom Experience in Sandema, Ghana
Posted at 11:11h in West AfricaWritten by Claire Laibstain, 2014 West Africa Grassroots Education. After being on the constant go throughout this program, it was nice slowing down our pace and unpacking our bags at the volunteer house in Sandema in the Upper East region of Ghana for ten days. For the first few days, we relaxed, rode bikes around the city, got our hair braided, explored the market and began cooking meals together. After we were all settled in, we started to get to know the boys at the Horizons Children’s Centre (HCC). The goal of HCC is to help orphans and vulnerable children reach their fullest academic and social potential so that they are able to live a successful life. Although there is a wide age range between the boys that live at the HCC house, they are all super close and consider each other brothers.