As part of a year-long celebration honoring our volunteers, we conducted an awareness campaign featuring some of our amazing Globe Aware volunteers. It is with tremendous pride and happiness that we announce the Houlihan Whitlock family who went to Ghana with us last year. They have won $500 towards their next volunteer vacation with Globe Aware. A huge thanks to all those volunteers of the month who participated in our Facebook program and to those who cast their votes.
It was such a privilege to fly across the world to Ghana, Africa and land in a country so different from ours and so vibrant in its own way. Upon meeting our coordinators, Robert, Setor, and Bless, we knew immediately we would be well cared for throughout our stay. They guided us on our journey with love and a great sense of humor. Ivy always provided us with the best meals.
The people in our village of Akuave are so loving and happy. From the first day we felt so welcomed into their community. Appreciating diversity is one of the values on which I’ve been raised and which Chris and I have taught our children. To experience the feeling of being a minority in a town and appreciated for it was a lifelong learning experience and one that we will cherish forever. Now that we are back in the states, we think of the villagers of Akuave frequently and are at times brought to tears by how much love they shared with us. We are still communicating with them and hoping to help the school in the future. Thank you Globe Aware!
Beth, Chris, Sam, and Ella