It took a while, but I am finally in Dalun, Ghana (with internet)! Dalun is a small village located outside Tamale, the regional capital of Northern Ghana and the country’s 3rd largest city. Now how did I get here…
I had heard of Titagya Schools through a friend who interned here now two summers ago, Alison Crawford ’11. It sounded like a wonderful experience, so in December I contacted Andrew Garza ’08 (the co-founder of Titagya Schools) and after a few emails and phone interviews over winter break, I was welcomed on board as a summer intern! After a long application process to apply for a self-designed internship from Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, I was generously awarded funding, which made this trip possible.
Through the 360 program at Bryn Mawr, students were able to go to Titagya over spring break with Professor of Education Alice Lesnick, who is also on the board of advisors for the school. Before I left Haverford for the summer, I met with some of the students and Alice who shared their experiences and thoughts, and was lucky enough to meet with Habib, the managing director of Titagya, as well! He was visiting America for the first time and had stopped by Bryn Mawr and Haverford. Habib and Alice told me much about Titagya, and what to expect.
I don’t want to overwhelm you with my posts all at once, so I’ll wait until tomorrow to post about my journey to Dalun. In the meantime, I’ll try not to melt in this heat. (: