Thinking back on my memories of my experiences in Ghana I get chills. I think of walking through a hostile and seeing lizards all over the floor, plantain trees, literally everywhere throughout the day, then at night the lizards would be replaced by small frogs. I had the opportunity to do many incredible things, every […]
We hiked above the trees and then walked above the forest on suspended bridges. Super scary and fun! A once in a lifetime experience. Not for the faint of heights – I was shaking the whole time!
This is where African slavery started 535 years ago, you could still smell decaying bodies, feces, and urine in the dungeons. A sobering experience with so much history laid in a truly beautiful place off Africa’s coast.
During our second week in Ghana, some of our time was spent at the Notre Dame Health Clinic. I was particularly excited to go see the clinic and how it differed from our clinics back home. The clinic was small, and not as private as ours back home. I took special interest in the maternity […]
On my third day in the classroom with the girls they were learning about the current inequality they face daily. The teacher was talking about genital cutting, prostitution, selling of girls, bad treatment of widows and much more. Some girls are sold by their parents and other girls have sex with older men for money […]