Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Words from a volunteer...

Hi! My name is Tabitha (aka. Mamle) and I volunteered at this school for 2 months 2 summers ago. I am from Canada and am currently studying Social justice and Peace. My experience in Sega was absolutely incredible! I would recommend it to anyone thinking about volunteering and wanting to work with children. Not only were the students wonderful, but the whole community was so welcoming, friendly, hospitable and full of life and laughter! I was incredibly inspired by the people of Sega, with whom I continue to keep in contact over a year later. I hope to return to the village as soon as I can. I have travelled to a lot of different countries, although my heart always remains in Sega! If anyone is thinking about volunteering and would like to hear more about the school or the experience from the perspective of another volunteer, PLEASE feel free to e-mail me! My e-mail is tabithakroeker@hotmail.com and I would love to chat more or answer any questions!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Volunteer Teachers wanted

We're now accepting volunteer teachers in our school!

A chance to experience west African village life while teaching in our school. We have accomodation available in our faculty unit for several volunteer teachers. You will have your own room and your food will be prepared for you. Our school runs from 8AM until 3PM with around one hour of lunch break. We have students from kindergarden to grade 7 and we will arrange you to the class of your preference. If you have a high school and above education, you can teach in our school. You don't have to be a teacher in your home country.

Since we started the school four years ago in 2002, we have made steady progress to help local children become better educated. But it is not easy for us to get quality teachers because of our rural location and finacial difficulty experienced by most of our students' family. Your help will not only benefits the students but also provides examples for local teachers to become better educators.

Other than teaching activity, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the lush countryside around our village far from the noise and pollution of Accra, beautiful sandy beach, and various other local activities.

For more information regarding school terms, cost of staying, and all other inquiries, please contact Godwin Agudey, the head teacher of New Era School via email: ofoedarko@yahoo.com

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Story written by student in class four: THE FISHERMAN AND THE SOUL

Once upon a time, there lived a fisherman who lived in a small village called Nkasie .He always go out for fishing at 12:00 o’clock midnight. One day while he was fishing he saw someone’s soul. He shouted who’s soul is this ?This is not my soul, it’ s someone's soul looking for his body. His name is Simon ,he looks like me, he has a round face, he is a kind fisherman. While the man was fishing the next day he found somebody coming to catch him, he shouted I am not your soul !your soul has just passed here. The soul replied I’m looking for a body. The fisherman told him to pass on to the next village where he will find his body. The soul left and after a long walk came back to the fisherman and told him ,do you know something ,come and show me where I can find my body. the man and soul journeyed till they met an old man the old man asked where they were going, they replied we are looking for the body to this soul, have you found it? The old man said yes, it is gone to the next village go ahead you will see it .the man and soul travelled till they saw the soul which quickly entered the body

Story written by student in class four: THE GOAT AND THE COW

Once upon a time there lived the goat and the cow. They lived in a forest. The two animals were very hungry because there was no food for them in the forest, and there was no water for them to drink. They did not get energy and were not healthy. The cow and the goat were so hungry that they died of hunger. When the animals died they slowly turned to soil(decomposed),the vulture came to eat them. A few weeks later beautiful flowers grew where the animals decomposed.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Sega, Ghana

After returning from teaching in New Era prep school in Sega, I felt the need to help people there to connect to the outside world. This is the start ...