Street Academy

I slept well and woke at 2:30 for my normal wake up time (6:30) but easily went back to sleep until my alarm at 7. We started our day with breakfast at the hotel. Veggie omelet, toast, frank and beans.

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Our first stop was the Street Academy. The students were having a lesson while waiting for our arrival. They were an enthusiastic bunch. Martha a teacher there is from the UK and took a year off to volunteer. There’s an advantage of national healthcare, you have more options to serve. We checked on their laptops and have a few repairs to work in tonight. Everyone was friendly warm and welcoming. The students were typical kids excited to go out for the day for a football match.

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The school is in main Accra and what we’d call a slum. It was hot and dirty with the pungent smell of charcoal fires as the women cooked banku and did laundry. Chickens roaming everywhere. ¬†Certainly not the domesticated chickens and coops I saw in Pittsburgh at Chicks in the Hood.

 

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