Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FTL Makes Friends through Education On the African Continent

A day at My Redeemer School is business as usual. Students report to school either by walking or getting dropped of by parents. Administrators (Owners) overseeing fee payments and classroom behavior issues are settled before class begins. We started promptly around 7:30am with a small classroom of approx. 2nd and 3rd graders. We spent much of the morning introducing ourselves and asking questions. I was greeted by open arms from the site administrator "Anastasia", and she brought me to the classroom i was to see. The students here all gave a big greeting to all people in the U.S.!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Engaging Students to Solve Environmental Problems in Their Town

Ecology is a topic we all should be concerned about as citizens of our planet. I visited a junior high school in Ghana called Apam Royal Preparatory. We talked about how the rubber water bags are scattered among the landscape. We all took some time to find one rubber bag a piece and set it in front of ourselves. It's important to recycle and maintain our living environments. These students along with their master teachers, came up with solutions to keep the environment clean for all of us. We took our discussion to the beach for some real application in environmental science. We all had a great time and i look forward to returning next summer to continue our discussion.