My goal is that when I go back to Germany, I could do my part to make the quality in the workshop at least a little bit better. In a Western world view! But lesson one: "This is Ghana."
Africa is not a playground for disoriented youth!
Since I’ve been here, I haven’t met another volunteer who could be used here as a specialist. You meet a lot of young adult volunteers, almost all of them from Germany. 99% of them have graduated from high school and work here as teachers or in other social education institutes. Does a high school diploma qualify someone to work with traumatised children and act as a teacher? I don’t think so.
Using conservative methods that enable children to live a happy life
The good thing about the orthopedic workshop is that we have base with tools and some machines. The knowledge of how a shoe is built or a rail is adapted is there. Now comes what is difficult to put into words without sounding haughty. Because what is most lacking in our workshop is quality, …
How can I make knowledge last?
Since I am here, it is clear to me that it is my knowledge that I want to pass on. So that something can be developed based on this knowledge.
In Ghana some things are like in good all times
Everything is cooked over fire and prepared on the ground. And everything is under the open sky. There are no fitted kitchens.
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The four volunteers are also connected to two early childhood development centres ECD/ ( Community Based Child Care Centres CBCC) located in the village of Masimo ( Lorena Bogdan) and in the village of Masona ( Mathias, and Laura). In the ECD, volunteers, in cooperation with the caretakers, take care of the children under five years of age, they also prepare the children in numbers, alphabet and singing, the volunteers help the children to learn different colours.
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