Posts tagged Ghana
Posts tagged Ghana
Ghanaian book club.
The sign that hung at the original Peace Corps office in Ghana, the first country to host Peace Corps Volunteers.
This picture may not mean a lot to you, but it means a heck of a lot to me.
My hands down biggest project that I did in Ghana as a Peace Corps volunteer was to organize and run a week-long leadership camp for about 30 girls from over 5 communities. It was a hell of a lot of work and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my fellow volunteers and the community that we held the event in.
One of the many activities the girls took part in during the week was the planting of vetiver grass. The guesthouse that we stayed in was situated on top of an incline and most of the top soil had been repeatedly washed away leaving the actual stability of the structure somewhat in danger. I have tons of photos that I took of the area before we set the girls to work that week, planting vetiver grass- one of the strongest and most successful grasses to help with soil erosion and slope protection.
We planted that grass last summer. The second GLOW camp (based off my camp) is happening this week and my friend sent me this picture to show how the grass has grown and is continuing to grow and support this building. In this whole scenario, the word “sustainability” actually means something.
I am so proud.
50 years ago today, the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Ghana to begin their service. Today, 69 more Americans were sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers. The ceremony commemorated 50 years of friendship between Peace Corps and the communities of Ghana
President John F. Kennedy greets the first group of departing Peace Corps Volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the the Oval Office.
Photographer: Robert Knudsen/White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s historic Rose Garden send-off to the first group of Volunteers to leave for service in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and Ghana in Africa. We are happy to have this archival footage of his remarks.
Market Day in Ghana - 1972
Children at play in Ghana - 1994