Motor King arrives

Thank you to the marvelous donors who helped us purchase a Motor King!

motor-king3 motor-king2On Tuesday, our Motor King arrived, all assembled and ready with drums for hauling water. There was so much excitement and many teachers tried their hand in the school compound, and found out very quickly that driving a Motor King is quite different from a motorcycle. Wuni Baani, the Lunch Program Coordinator will be in charge. With Charles’ help and local entrepreneur with expertise in these vehicles, I drew up a simple contract /guide for the Motor King driver/caretaker. He’s practicing this weekend and will have scheduled time with students to bring water to school.

Refresher course at Faith Montessori in Accra

montessori-training8-15Just a quick note to let you know that all 17 PG field staff arrived in Accra safely on Sunday and began a 5-day workshop at Faith Montessori School.  The course timetable includes theory and demonstrations in the morning and practice in the afternoons.  Yesterday, we began with an overview of Montessori philosophy and practical life activities. Today, the focus will be on numeracy/arithmetic, followed by literacy and language, and cultural studies to Thursday.  Friday is reserved for Outdoor, Cosmic Education and Art & Creativity. Our first day went very well. There was a 2 hour practical practice in a Montessori classroom. Participants had so much fun and participated all throughout. One remarkable observation made was that all teachers of the Faith Montessori served well as guides in all the practical lessons we understood. Madam Emma, the director of Faith Montessori has really made efforts to make us as comfortable as possible.  The accommodation is adequate and we have 3-square meals.  There’s also a bus that takes us from the hostel to the course center.

Progress toward drilling a well to supply water for La’Angum Learning Center

PAMBE Ghana has received a generous donation from Hope H20 Foundation to drill a well at a site near the school. Alice has contracted with John Osman of Watersites Company Ltd in Tamale, Ghana to perform a geophysical survey to identify potential sites for the well, and to drill the borehole. drilling-well-anthills Alice writes: Did you know that anthills (termite?) are a good sign for potential underground water? John says this is because the ants (termites?) get all their water right where they build that formidable piece of architecture. He and his party arrived in LLC arrived 9:00. After a survey of the land all around the school, he identified two sites that have potential for underground water and staked them out for more detailed study, one after the other. The most promising point is right at the termite hill and around it. Both are quite some way from the school, but closer than the current water source (past the village, close to the river). First, we pray for abundant clean water source and the issue of distance later. drilling-well1

Memorial Celebration for Dorothe Schneebeli on Dec 31, 2014

Dorthea-memorial On December 31, I hosted a gathering of close friends of Christian and Dorothe Schneebeli in my home in Bongbini. We had worked and lived together with Dorothe and her family in Walewale in the late 70s/early 80s and the bonding that happened during that time continued to hold this core group together in spirit, if not physically. Baba, Mary and the Head teacher represented PG. Three people from Bumboazio community, including the PTA chair were also present.  Last but not least, my Mother and family members partook in the celebration. During her last visit to Ghana in Dec. 2013, Dorothe insisted she must see LLC and my Mom in the village and, she did.  PG staff called her “the laughing woman”.  I was in OKC then. The gathering was simple and personal.  We ate and exchanged fond memories of Dorothe: her large heart and her infectious laughter and joy. She was with us that day and will always be. Learn more about the Dorothe Schneebeli Endowment Fund dorthea-memorial2

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