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A Wish List for Students at Ayi Owen School:

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

1. Playing Cards (for math games) (Plastic coated or laminated)

2. Apple-Apple game

3. Candy-land game

4. BALLS: basketball, volleyball

5. Laser pointers (for sample of teachers)

6. Large diameter pencils for Kg pupils

7. Art materials. eg pad of multi-color paper

8. Colored pencils

9. Finger paints

10. Basic bic pens

11. Pens with different color inks… different color exterior.

12. Monster mask (not too scary) and or wigs are useful for the drama group

13. Blue T-shirts for all 27 teachers. A FEW MEDIUM BUT MOST XL.

14. Middle school math sets (sample)

15. Book of math word problems

16. Book of fun math -primary arithmetic

17. Book of math tricks, games

18. DVDs for children’s literature, readers such as:

Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Lion King, Charlotte’s Web, Ali Baba and the forty Thieves, Some Pig, Titanic, Aladdin, Julius Caesar, Hamlet

29. Scotch 3M duct tape

20. Side Walk chalk.

21. Used trumpet

For the school orphans living at the school: “MOST ARE GIRLS AGED 9-12”

1. Small Mirrors

2. Toothbrushes (soft)

3. Used creams, perfumes

4. Scrabble, Connect 4, Checkers

5. Plastic Jewelry

Car Repair in Ghana

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

One day I went with one of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members to see what car repair and maintenance is like in Ghana. There only a few vehicle types available in Ghana, and the vehicles are repaired by lot’s of little shops in the yard. Each shop had it’s own specialty such as spare parts, welding, or a small machine shop. The government also sponsored a machine shop for larger things such as bending sheet metal for an entire car hood.

The purpose of the trip was to see what buses in Ghana look like for potential purchase for use at the school. One of the main issues for parents with kids at the school according to the PTA members is the cost of getting the kids to school every day. So we are currently looking at what finances are needed to support the purchase and maintenance of a bus. The idea is that the bus is paid for by the people that ride it, so it should be self-supported by the community. There is a gallery with more images of the facility.


Gallery of Car Repair in Ghana

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

The following are pictures of a car repair center in Ghana.

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