Rescued Child Slaves of Ghana: Recovery in the Classroom




9 Days
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DAY 3: Ghana
DAY 3: Ghana
Days 1-2: Arrival Accra, Doryumu

A dream comes true as your wide-bodied jet thunders off the airstrip for a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

You're bound for Ghana, a tropical country located in Western Africa, four degrees north of the Equator. In fact, Ghana is close to one of the earth's geographical centers: the Prime Meridian, which runs through the country and intersects the Equator 380 miles due south of Accra.

Ghana's borders, like the borders of the other countries in West Africa, were defined by the colonies the Europeans carved out on the continent in the 19th century. The African kingdoms that predated the arrival of the Europeans, such as Ancient Ghana, covered wider territories.

The Europeans called this region the Gold Coast since they were first attracted by its gold deposits. Once settled, they derived more wealth from the development of the slave trade into the infamous Triangular Trade that connected the economies of Europe, the New World and Africa at the expense of Africans and African societies.

Nowadays, Ghana is held as "Africa's Golden Child." Not only was it the first West African country to gain its independence (1957), it has maintained a multi-party democratic form of government ever since and has developed its economy despite a series of setbacks.

Travel to Doryumu, which is a rural area just east of Accra.

Day 3: Recovery in the Classroom

Weekend Schedule

Weekends are free to experience Ghana and enjoy your time interacting with villagers.

Sample Weekday Program

7am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:30am - 12:00pm - Teach pre-schoolers their ABC's, help develop reading skills, participate in the construction of a new school or practice social skills

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Eat lunch and enjoy recess with students

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Join with school leaders to develop lesson plans, create a new basketball court, or participate at the summer camp

4:00pm - 6:00pm - Return to relax, play some games and have dinner

6:00pm - Organize a village-wide soccer tournament, or give one-on-one tutoring

Day 4: Recovery in the Classroom

Spend this day at the orphanage, interacting with the children or involved in work projects.

Day 5: Recovery in the Classroom

Spend this day at the orphanage, interacting with the children or involved in work projects.

Day 6: Recovery in the Classroom

Spend this day at the orphanage, interacting with the children or involved in work projects.

Day 7: Recovery in the Classroom

Spend this day at the orphanage, interacting with the children or involved in work projects.

Day 8: Recovery in the Classroom

Spend this day at the orphanage, interacting with the children or involved in work projects.

Day 9: Accra, Departure

Your suitcase is full of memorabilia and your camera's memory is filled with photos of the people for whom you have made a difference. For now, enjoy your flight home, eager to share your discoveries (some of them about yourself) with family and friends.

 

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More Lesson Plans

Overnights
Doryumu 7
Included on this tour
Airplane Transit
Round-trip transportation on scheduled airline  •  Airport departure transfer on Day 9
Shield Included Overseas Medical Insurance
The benefits package conveys high-option life, health, and accident insurance, baggage loss and delay, trip delay and trip interruption coverage.
Hotel Hotels
Accommodations in centrally-located three-star or four-star hotels.  
Cutlery Meals
All breakfasts • All lunches • All dinners Special arrangements as noted.
Guide Guides
Certified local guides as noted.
Camera Entrances and Activities
As noted in Day-by-day.