On February 15th, CODE welcomed twelve of its thoughtful donors to Ghana to spend ten days touring the country and provide participants the opportunity to witness the impact of their support first hand by visiting program schools as well as spend time with local, in-country partner, the Ghana Book Trust.
The Seeing is Believing 2017 group visited CODE's country partner, the Ghana Book Trust and met with Executive Director, Genevieve Eba-Polley.
Much was experienced in a short ten days.
"I had a heart felt moment... as I realized these children were being educated under very difficult circumstances."
–Colleen Middleton, CODE Donor and Seeing is Believing participant
Being personally hosted by a Village Chief and partaking in a traditional dance perfomance, venturing on a safari expedition in a national preserve with elephants, crocodiles and baboons, sampling cocoa plants off the tree or drinking the sweet nectar from a freshly husked coconut, bustling markets and understanding the cultural significance of Kente and Adrinka cloths, learning the haunting lessons of the slavery castles on the Cape Boast – all of which surrounded 3 days of visits to CODE’s school programming in the Amansie West district of the Ashanti Region. During these days, participants had the chance to interact directly with students and teachers – and then spend time at the Ghana Book Trust’s Teacher Training facility.
If you are interested in a future Seeing is Believing trip, please contact Natalie St Amour.