“I arrived in Ghana in May and now towards the end of the trip, we are saying goodbye to the children. As part of volunteering we are in seven different schools, where the level of education of the children varies.
On Tuesdays we came every week to the school from Nissipal, a government school.
The first time we arrived I had a very difficult lesson. I could not communicate with the children in English, I felt that they were laughing at me and I did not understand that there was a difference between them and the children we met in the other schools.
After class we had a conversation, and I realized that the children in the school know English at a relatively low level and that the communication with them will be different. Time passed and from week to week the relationship improved significantly.
I have discovered creative, curious children who want to learn and love to read books even if they are not exactly in a language that is easy for them. I found out while working in small children who understand English and got them to translate to those who understand me a little less, and they also translated their friends back to me.
With a lot of patience and work the school from Nissipal was a bright spot for us during the week.”