AThorson's Travel Journals


  • 30 years old
  • From Wisconsin, United States
  • Currently in Singburi, Thailand

My Ghana Experience

This journal will be a glimpse of my experience volunteering in a preschool in Ghana.

One more week!

United States Illinois, United States  |  Oct 23, 2012
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 I can’t wait to get there! 

I am just one week away from departing on my European/African adventure! I can’t believe how fast time has flown and it is already here! I have had so much support from my parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, bosses, and friends.  I appreciate the help and encouragement that everyone has given me to get me ready for this experience! 

There have been a few changes since last time I posted. First, unfortunately due to some minor health issues Joe is no longer able to go on the Africa portion of the trip.  We still have many great things planned for London and Paris! I will be working in a different school than from my first post. I will now be working in a school of 900 students with only 48 members on staff.  The age range is 1-15 years old.  I will get the opportunity to assist in the classroom and may have chances to independently teach certain sections.  I will be staying with a woman named Matilda Author.  Living with Matilda is her daughter, son and his wife, and her two-year-old grandson. Another volunteer will be staying at the same homestay location. 

I am mostly packed and ready to go with a few last minute details I’ll wrap up in the next week.  I have been so excited that I am having a hard time thinking about anything else. This is going to be one of the coolest things I have ever done and I can’t wait to get there!

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    Dennis_Beauchene wrote: Fri Oct 26, 2012
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