Shortly after the end of the Fall 2018 semester, Millersville University students Brooke Keefer, Elizabeth Ebert, and Madeleine Bourgeois left the United States with Dr. Deborah Tamakloe, a member of their faculty in the Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education, to travel to Ghana.
Their goal was to visit local schools in Ghana; to learn more about educational programs in Ghana; to engage with Ghanaian school children, teachers, and staff; to bring much appreciated school supplies to students; and to have a little fun along the way.
The MU foursome visited the Community School in Tema, the Village School in Saltpond, the Cape Coast School for the Blind and Deaf, and the Aboom School for Children with Special Needs. Along the way, they left children with backpacks full of school supplies, engaged the students in class, taught (and were taught) playground games, and gained invaluable perspectives on schools and schooling in Ghana.
As American school districts look to hire teachers who can provide more of a global perspective to the students in their schools here at home, it is clear that Brooke, Elizabeth, and Madeleine are now able to say with a bit of confidence that they can do just that. Congratulations on what looked like a very rewarding trip!