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09/07/2016

LOSING OURSELVES IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS

At CIEE Ghana we believe that one of the objectives of studying abroad is to increase one's own self-awareness. Quoting the words of Mahatma Ghandi, "The Best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in Service of others. It is with this in mind that every semester, we do service and also giving back to the community we operate in.

This semester, CIEE Ghana chose Future Leaders Underprivileged Children's Centre (Future Leaders UCC) as our service site. Click the link below to learn more about Future Leaders UCC.

Future-leaders-ucc-head https://futureleadersuccghana.wordpress.com/history/

On Friday, September 2nd 2016, CIEE Ghana Fall students and staff chose to spend their time with Billa and his kids. The students taught in classrooms, did one-on-one teaching with some of the kids, read to them and in all spent some quality time with the children at the centre.

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Kayla Glass (CIEE Ghana Fall 2016/Howard Universty) is currently interning at Future Leaders UCC

The video link blow was made by Amma Fodjour (CIEE Ghana Fall 2016/ University of Redlands) during our time at the centre with the kids.

https://youtu.be/3RBcFxYWGAE

Amma and the Fall 2016 participants have set up a Gofund me account to raise funds to support the Future Leaders dream of being permanently housed in the next few years. Below is the link

https://www.gofundme.com/futureleadersaccra

Sabukie (CIEE Ghana u-pal and also a student journalist) featured our time at the centre and the efforts of the students on the University of Ghana’s radio station website and below is the link:

http://radiounivers1057.com/2016/09/05/19-year-old-student-raises-funds-to-support-charity-organization/

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Sebastian Tovar (CIEE Ghana Fall 2016/Carleton College doing a one-on-one with the kids

In 2013, CIEE Legon screened the "Girl Rising" at our Study Centre and invited a number of our partners of which Billa and Future Leaders UCC were invited.  Billa took inspiration from the movie and has since developed a project called "The Boys and Girls Rising Club" where he holds talks with kids of school going age but are out of school in the Teshie Community where Future Leaders is located.