One of the biggest highlights of this trip has been meeting with and congratulating the students Routes to Africa has had the joy of supporting thanks to your generosity. Portraits of some of these remarkable young men and women can be found below. Please join us in wishing them well in their future lives.
We have been in Ghana for just over five days and the trip has been an amazing journey and eye-opening experience for me. I am accompanying Chris Bierbrier as photographer and writer to document the experience.
We have visited a number of schools, celebrated the matriculation of many of the students directly impacted by Routes to Africa, and cried because of the overwhelming gratitude the students, their families and their educators have expressed.
Yesterday, two young woman earnestly asked Chris, “please, what advice would you give girls?” and listened intently as Chris reminded them of the value of independence before embarking on marriage and bearing children.
The awareness of the difference Routes to Africa can make in these young lives is heartfelt and we end each day on an emotional note.
Please note that our internet connection has been very weak the past few days and will not allow us to upload photos at this time, but we should have a connection in the next few days to share images with you. Thank you for your patience.
Our internet connection here in Bolgatanga is very limited. We are posting pictures of some of the graduating students Routes to Africa has supported. We will share the entire experience as soon as we a stronger internet connection.
The student below, Linda, sang a beautiful song celebrating Chris and the opportunity Routes to Africa has provided her.
Our guide for the first day, beautiful Jenny!
Jenny’s mother, Alice and Chris talking about their careers as nurses.
The streets of Accra, Ghana.
Drummers for a party at our hotel in Accra.
Shea butter nuts that have been harvested
The heavy bags village women who harvest shea butter carry on their heads for many miles to return to their village.
Donald and the village women harvesting shea nuts