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Sep
24

Dancing at the Presidential Ball


Last weekend we attended the Achimota Rotary Presidential Ball in Accra. It was a great way to network around the various projects we are starting, and of course a great excuse to get dressed up (which I don’t have much opportunity to do here… poor Sy!)

The President of Rotary gave his speech and encouraged people to dance when the music started. When no one got up to dance he came over to my table and asked me to dance. It was a little embarrassing being the only ones on the dance floor, but after other people joined us we had a good time.

The picture above is of me and Rotary Member Felix. He is definitely the wise crack of that group. The Rotary group is involved in a lot of positive developments in the community here. They are also committed to helping us with our Rotary Books for the World program. I know that I haven’t mentioned it much yet, but later when things get going I will be devoting many future posts to developments around this program.  Currently, the program is active in South Africa. Basically, volunteers all around the United States are sending books to Houston, where they are shipped to Africa. We will be setting up a distribution center here to start the program going in Ghana. The books will be distributed to schools and libraries in remote areas of Ghana.

This is different than the 1,200 books that I personally collected that are being shipped here. Those books will go to the libary at the school where I teach. We learned recently that those books are currently being loaded onto a container to come over! That means I wil be filling our library here in about six weeks. Very exciting!


The picture above is of the President of Rotary, Peter Duah and his wife. The Obruni’s are Kathleen (a.k.a. my boss) and myself.

The food was amazing, and after dinner there was a presentation by a high court judge on the history of chiefs in Ghana. I am sure it was a great and informative lecture, but I couldn’t understand a word he was saying because of his Ghanaian accent. :(

So all in all it was a great experience, I am really looking forward to creating positive relationships with the different Rotary Clubs here in the next year.

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  1. DAVID MOITOZO says:

    Sy,

    … as always cuz, you look stunning! Looks like you’re having a great experience there! God bless all your efforts. Be safe.

    Warmest regards,

    David

    1. admin says:

      Thanks cuz!

      Feel free to share with the rest of the fam!
      MIss you and lots of love.

      Sy

  2. Carrie says:

    You look gorgeous! I love the mid-dance pic!

  3. Spencer says:

    Looks like the African sunshine is taking its toll. Nice bronze!

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