Back in Denmark, I dreaded the sound of my alarm going off in the morning, always snoozing it, always looking out of the window before getting dressed in order to see if I needed to put on my big rubber boots and bring my umbrella and a large sweater to be able to go out in the cold rainy weather, which you will find in Denmark probably 9 out of 12 months.
In Ghana, I rarely set an alarm, mostly waking up before 6 am to the sound of women fetching water, or waiting to hear
I’ve always been sensitive to how people relate to each other. I think it spawned from being the youngest child in my family: watch your older siblings blunder and made a mental note to not do that. In work places I can notice when coworkers are reaching their tipping points. When travelling with friends I can compromise on dinner plans. It is a skill that has served me well. Being in different cultures means one’s attention to how people interact is very important. Structure
Hi everyone, its Patrick again! So one of the main things I have been doing, since my arrival in Ghana is going around to all of our schools and investigate daily hurdles that students must overcome to continue their studies. In the coming weeks, I will be meeting with teachers, education officials, and the rest of the Expo staff to find solutions to these issues and make it easier for Ghanaian students to continue with school. So I'm here to shed some light (no pun intended)
As the communication manager, I had the possibility of interviewing two former JHS students, Mahamudu Fatima and Enoch Karikari, who have become two of the new tutors for Exponential Education this term. Fatima and Enoch, who are 17 and 18 years old respectively, are both in Form 2 and will be graduating in 2016. Their favorite subjects are Social science and English. They were part of the Exponential Education afterschool tutoring program in 2013, which helped them improve t