Meet Dara Denney!
Greetings Expo Followers! It’s Dara, reporting from Kumasi! I landed in Ghana in January, and I’m really excited about working with Exponential Education and to be in West Africa. It’s been quite a ride to get to this point, and I’m feeling great about starting this journey on a new continent, with an awesome support team here in the field (and in the States!). I was born in Ohio and spent my adolescence in a small town where the population never broke 500 people. When I was
Meet Summer Wheeler!
Hello! My name is Summer, I recently arrived in Kumasi to work with Exponential Education. We have been busy learning Twi, learning about Ghanaian food and customs, and beginning our programs! I consider both Tokyo, Japan and Boulder, Colorado my hometowns. I grew up in Tokyo until about 7 years old, and then moved back and forth between Japan and the USA every year until I was 11. From then on, I lived in Boulder until I graduated from the University of Colorado in 2012. I d
Meet Tasia Poinsatte
Hello! I am Tasia, but here in Ghana I go by Abena (Tuesday-born). I am the new Site Manager in Kumasi. The story of how I arrived in Ghana begins far away in a rural, mountainous region of Northern Nicaragua. When I was 17, I participated in a 5-week service delegation to Jalapa, Nicaragua, a sister city of my hometown. Through this experience, I came to direct a small scholarship program that helps kids stay in school by connecting them with sponsors in the United States. I
Matt’s Journey to the Upper West
Matt is the Senior Program Manager for Exponential Education. He manages a program in Krobo, about 30 miles outside of Kumasi. He travels frequently to visit all of Expo’s tutoring programs. This is his story about his journey to the Upper West to visit one of our Peace Corps programs. – Dara Today I’m leaving for the Upper West region of Ghana. I’m going just about as far north as I can go before entering the next country, Burkina Faso. I’m taking this trip to observe our Pe