Ghana was definitely a culture shock to me. I was not use to seeing goats and chickens roaming the streets or drinking water from a bag. Although it was something I was not accustomed too, I quickly adapted. I even tried Ghanaians’ favorite food, Fufu.
I started my program on Monday. I choose to teach Volleyball to Kingsby Methodist School for girls. The school was just developing a volleyball program, so I felt this would be a good opportunity to teach the basics. The first week, I had two sessions. In the morning I taught the rules and volleyball basics in the classroom and in the afternoon session we practiced what we learned on the court. Since this was a new program and the school did not have a lot of equipment, I was able to bring 12 volleyballs that had been donated from a business back home and a portable net system. The second week, I mainly focused on training the volleyball team. Watching the girls improve from day to day was the best part of my experience.
My visit to Ghana was not all work. I had the great opportunity to visit other local villages, the orphanage, Cape Coast and Accra. My experience in Ghana is something I defiantly won’t forget.