About the Blog

United Hearts Children Center is located in Bawjiase, Ghana. It is currently home to 25 children, who are excited to move into their NEW home in the next few months. We are continuing fundraising to complete the project and have just started to fundraise for the United Hearts Community School. Check them out in my links!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Fine Print

Firstly, to tide you over, this is what my packing room looked like a few hours ago:

Before I get into the heart of this post, I want to share something awesome. I spent my semester interning in the teen center of a local Boys and Girls Club. A few weeks ago I was called into a meeting of Torch Club (hey guys!), who wanted to ask me if they could choose the orphanage for their fundraising project. Since then, they have worked incredibly hard, making a beautiful poster with information about Ghana and pictures of the children, and raised over $100! Today when I went in for my final goodbye, I walked in to find a table with the many items Torch Club purchased for the children (and two delicious cakes!).
It was certainly a challenge fitting everything they bought into my luggage, especially when I realized TSA might be angry with the built in crayon sharpeners in the back of the crayon boxes, forcing me to pack them in my checked baggage. However, years of summer camp have taught me well, and I managed to turn my packing room into this:

Now, onto the real reason for this post.

As I wrote before, I decided to start a blog as a way to keep people updated on my experiences while in Ghana. It's an easy place to post pictures and tell stories of what I encounter. However, my experiences for the next two and a half months will extend far beyond simply being in Ghana. For this reason, I would like to give you ample warning of the things you will likely read.

This isn't going to be an objective log of day to day life in Bawjiase. It's going to be Becca's take on these things, and the thoughts and feelings they bring about within me.

That, my friends, is the fine print I speak of. The not-so-subtle warning that this blog is going to be just as much a tale of 10 weeks in Bawjiase as it will be a chronicle of the next two and a half months of my life. What exactly that means, I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see.

I'm off tomorrow morning and don't know the next time I will be able to post, so enjoy the cold weather and I'll be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. hey becca im glad you are doing well, and proud of all your hard work with these kids! have fun