HA: Ghana: A guide to making friends in Ghana

Throughout my life, this one question has always been at the forefront of my mind when trying something new. As I have moved from place to place, joined new teams and organizations this question would always format itself in one of two ways. How will I make friends? What if I don’t make friends? Naturally,…

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Meeting People Where They Are

Over the years, I have worked to help people of all ages, from a plethora of backgrounds, situations, and worldviews. I have been an educator, a caretaker, and a friend. I have worked in three different countries and cultural contexts, and in many different levels of involvement. Though I have learned many lessons, and hope…

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Volunteers arrive in Ghana for Humanist Action: Ghana

The new volunteers for our third Humanist Action: Ghana team have arrived in Yendi, and orientation has begun. After introductions, Baako Alhassan began their training with Dagbanli language lessons. Lukeman Domba then facilitated a session detailing the history of the Northern Region of Ghana, land demarcation of Ghana, and cross cultural differences. In this photo…

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What to take and what to leave when leaving Ghana

As I’m about to return to the US after another year abroad, I am reminded of my reaction to returning from my first year abroad in China. For several weeks I struggled with speaking. For one thing, having spent a year speaking broken Mandarin and English mostly with my ESL students, I struggled to find…

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Laptops needed for Humanist Action: Ghana

Do you have an old laptop sitting around collecting dust? Our Humanist Action: Ghana volunteers in Ghana can accomplish so much more with laptops. We would love to be able to send some with our US based volunteer leaving for Ghana this month. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation of a laptop…

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Waste and Change

In Yendi, in the Northern Region of Ghana, the government and the people are still developing infrastructure including waste collection systems. Like many developing regions in the world, the waste created really has nowhere to go. It ends up in fields, on farms, and in the waterways. This blocks the rain water from moving to…

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Empowering women in Ghana

A large part of the work our Humanist Action: Ghana (HA: Ghana) team does in Ghana is empowering women to realize their full potential as equal members of society. As in many parts of the world, there is still much work to be done. When the team lived in Bimbila, they worked closely with partner…

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The children of Nzulezu

My year is winding down here in Ghana. I will be headed home in eight weeks, and, though it feels I have only been gone a very short time, the preceding weeks have been filled with numerous unbelievable experiences. Truth be told the best experiences haven’t been the thrilling and exhilarating ones. Make no mistake…

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Honoring mothers in Ghana

Foundation Beyond Belief would like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day, and today we'd like to take a moment to focus on moms in Ghana. Officially, Mother's Day is recognized as a national holiday in Ghana, just as it is in the United States. Our Humanist Action: Ghana team members in the Northern…

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