Image by bengrey
I had the opportunity to spend 8 days in several towns throughout Ghana last week, and it’s tough to describe the experience.
It was humbling, exhausting, overwhelming, inspiring, depressing, challenging, and quite incredible.
I went to Ghana as part of a new organization I’m helping to co-found called Alighted Lantern Productions. The idea is to tell the stories of non-profit work through video and photos. I’ve much more to share about the trip in the near future.
I also went with two others, one an Alighted Lantern counterpart, the other, the founder of Two Pennies Ministry; a group that works to find need in the world, create a list of projects that would help meet the established needs, and then partner with other groups to help complete the projects.
Our trip took us to orphanages, churches, schools, and homes where needs were present. One project I will be telling you all more about was the opportunity to build several libraries for towns around Accra and Cape Coast. I hope you’ll join me in supplying students like the ones in this photo with a library of books to read. Right now, they have none.
Giving the gift of literacy is one of the greatest gifts we can give.