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JENNIFER ELLIOTT
British

Summer Camp for Disadvantaged Kids Project in Ghana

         

Just thought I'd drop you an email to let you know how the Summer School Camp is going.... so far everything has been great! The kids seem to love it and although it's definitely challenging at times, I'm really enjoying myself too.

The kids are adorable and are so excited when we walk into school in the morning! We've split the 60 kids into 3 classes so that Mark, Seh and I have one group each but we also rotate so that each of us teaches all 3 groups every day. We have to be quite patient with the children as they are very excitable but they also seem (mostly) very keen to learn which makes it a very rewarding experience for us.

I can already see that I'm going to find it so hard to say goodbye to the kids after 4 weeks - I'm getting so attached to them and it's only been a few days!! Hopefully the kids will keep enjoying themselves and keep showing up! I'm really looking forward to getting to know them all better over the next few weeks.

Halfway through the Summer camp:

I am having an amazing time. Aloy [Aloysius is Travellers Ghanaian Manager] and the Principal, Mr Banini, have really supported us and helped with anything they can. We are all building up a really good relationship with the kids so even though it's hard, the teaching is also really good fun. This morning as I walked down the last stretch of road to school a group of children from the summer camp saw me and ran towards me shouting my name at the tops of their voices. They all grabbed me and gave me a huge hug in the middle of the street - it was a great feeling and put a smile on my face for hours!!

In the afternoons after dinner there is a teacher that comes to teach traditional African dance and music to the children so that we can put on a performance at the end of the camp. The children love it and they are amazing dancers! Seh and I have been learning to play the African drums and hopefully if we get good enough we will be able to take part in the show!

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