Today is the day. We are all packed up, well pretty much, and ready to go. Our flight leaves Greensboro this afternoon and we’ll be in Accra by noon tomorrow. It is hard to believe that all of this is really happening. Mr. Atta and I talked about traveling to Ghana way back whenContinue reading “Departure Day”
Here’s a link to the GCSTV story about our project! http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=360420 Our story starts at 2:12. More later. Busy packing for tomorrow’s flight!
I picked up the soccer gear from Mike at Soccer.com today. I’m super excited about it. He gave us at least three sets of uniforms, a couple sets of cones and over fifty balls. Looks like a few keeper jerseys and some gloves as well. I didn’t dig too deep in the bags as IContinue reading “9 days and Passback”
It\’s getting closer and closer. Two weeks from the time I\’m writing this we\’ll be in the air. Hard to believe it really is that close to finally happening. Things are really starting to come together and feel real. I got to talk to my friend Julie Olson via Skype the other night and discussedContinue reading “14 days and television”
Mr. Atta managed to get everything all nice and packed sometime around the end of May. We debated all kinds of plans about the best way to pack the computers. I called every shipping place I could to ask advice. In the end, I have no idea how they were packed. Atta called me oneContinue reading “The Beginnings – Part III”
Thanks to my wife, Robyn, who is a school social worker in our district, I was invited to share our project at Joyner Elementary School yesterday. I presented to the 5th grade students and their teachers as well as a few other staff members. I wasn’t real sure what to expect and basically just adaptedContinue reading “Recruiting, Writing and Soccer Gear”
The success of Ghana days had us planning to make it an annual event. It didn’t happen. I was also a little disappointed with the fact that the kids raised a bunch of money, presented Atta with a check and then had nothing else to do with the project. The students had participated in theContinue reading “The Beginning – Part II”
I’ll have to recreate this the best I can. This project has been several years in the making and just now gotten to a point where I feel like I should start writing about it. I wish I had kept a little better record of events as we were putting things together, but I hadContinue reading “The Beginning”