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LINZIE, THE WOODWORKER, IN GHANA

October 26, 2009

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Well, a picture is a thousand words!. The electric table saw is assembled and in Alhaji’s workshop. Linzie’s comment, “Alhaji will be able to make a whole lot more money with this and he’ll last longer too.” Linzie, who celebrated his 75th birthday  continued by saying: “I wish I was a young man. I’d be […]

Happy Day-3 LITTLE GIRLS OFF TO SCHOOL, NGO AFRICA NEWS and DUMMIES BOOK!

October 26, 2009

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1. Hearing the sound of happy children, I looked over at the plot next door, at the uncompleted building, at the stacked blocks and the pile of sand, at THE THREE CHILDREN OF THE BLOCKS. And there they were in school uniforms! They were finally off to school! 2. On October 5, I e-mailed the […]

MOLE MADNESS!

October 23, 2009

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Know where this is? Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana’s premier game park. At Mole, they sure aim to please! Just set yourself up with a cold one by the pool and the animals come to you. Often there are pesky baboons that might snack with you if you’re not careful. There’s a wonderful site […]

OH HAPPY DAY AT FOUR VILLAGES-20-10-09

October 22, 2009

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Well last Tuesday was a momentous day! First there was a new review on TRIP ADVISOR written by Scottish Volunteer (a V.S.O. here for two years) a.k.a. Rana Keane, an experienced  education consultant advising headteachers in schools in the Upper West  Region of Ghana. Rana and her fellow volunteer Anna, a science consultant, who work […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN…A LIVELY WEEKEND AND A NEW LIFE

October 22, 2009

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Our motto “Much, much more than just a place to stay.” Innkeeping has got to be the best profession in the world. Just read about a typical weekend at Four Villages Inn capped off by something very special! We were full. Three of the rooms were with returnees, a common phenomenon at Four Villages. First […]

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE-AFTER A 30 YEAR TEACHING CAREER

October 19, 2009

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They say that every journey begins with one step…this one is for three little girls on the next plot! TIME Facebook – we need your questions for singer Shakira. Leave a reply with your name and hometown (we need the hometown) and you may end up in a future issue of TIME Magazine. Ask Shakira […]

GHANA’S SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS AND THREE LITTLE GIRLS….

October 19, 2009

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Again, I copy an article that unfortunately hits too many  nails on the head describing life in this country.. In a recent post, A PLAYGROUND FOR THE  CHILDREN OF THE BLOCKS, I wrote about three little girls not in school who face days,months, and years of sameness. Actually, last Thursday was an eventful day. I […]