My experiences volunteering as a teacher in Ghana – Solvai
“From the day we arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done… It’s the ciiiirlce of liiiife. And it moves us aaaallll…”
I remember singing quietly along to my MP3 as the Boeing 767 dipped through the clouds and the orange-yellow ground came into view. Africa. I was absolutely terrified, fantastically excited, and completely overwhelmed. As I stepped off the plane, I was greeted by a wave of heat and seven brightly coloured letters that spelled “AKWAABA” on the airport wall. Ghana has a reputation for being inhabited by the world’s friendliest people, and sure enough, there was no shortage of men willing to help me with my luggage or call a taxi for me the minute I set foot into “Arrivals”. Luckily, the latter wasn’t necessary as Henry, the Lattitude representative in Ghana, was there to meet me. As we drove from the Accra airport to Adenta where Henry stays, all the nerves and fears that had been building in me over the weeks leading up to my departure evaporated. All I could do was absorb the new sights, sounds and smells, and for the first time I realized what an amazing experience this was going to be.
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