Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct
28

Know Your Fufu..(and Banku, and Kenkey!)

fufu

Ah yes, the subject of food. Always a crowd-pleaser. Exploring and learning about Ghanaian food has been quite the adventure, and I know my stomach has not appreciated all of it, but I think it has been worth while. First let’s start with the traditional entrees: Banku, Fufu and Kenkey are all in one catergory: …

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Oct
20

The Challenges of Teaching in the Developing World

boys cleaning board

On the mornings that I teach, I walk the mile and a half to the junction where I take a tro-tro (van meets bus) for 20 cedis, or about 15 US cents, and get off three stops down at the village of Medie. The dirt road is scarred with pits and ditches and you have …

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Oct
05

Scholarship Safari (or Mary and the Soup)

Far if not us then who

  Yes, there are two titles for this post. I could not choose! Anyway, one of the many hats I wear at my job is Program Director for the Scholarship Program that Joy2theWorld, which started a few years back. Women who pay their loans on time and are in good standing with the org are …

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