Posted by Susan Kowalski on Apr 13, 2020
Today Jeanne DeRoche updated us on what is happening with the school and activities in Guo, Ghana, and we discussed "Feeding the Front Lines".
 
Our Club members will be contributing individually to put together a meal for the front line responders of a hospital battling the pandemic.  Members will send the money to L A Bistro, and it will pay for a meal for one of the area hospitals as well as supporting L A Bistro in this difficult time.  Look for more information on this shortly.
 
Today Jeanne DeRoche updated us on what is happening in Guo, Ghana, in regards to the new school that we helped to build and the current teacher training.  A group of 3 District Rotarians and 2 area teachers traveled to Ghana in May 2019 to teach the teachers how to teach.  They were in the country for two weeks.  After they left, an expanded training continued until all of the teachers had had some training in teaching, especially in reading.  The expanded training included 70 villages, the heads of the school districts, and all eleven of the supervisors.   At the beginning the students could read the words, but couldn't understand the meaning of what they had read.  The training has been very successful and the students are making great progress in reading comprehension.  All of the teachers were still using the training when Jeanne and Shiela Mosley went back to Ghana in November 2019 to see how things were progressing.  We thank Jeanne for all of her hard work in this area, and consider it a privilege to have been involved.  
 
In addition this area is being helped by the interact Club at the high school plus 5 other District Interact Clubs.  They have raised $7,000 for supplies for Ghana.  Interact Clubs are composed of high school students who form using the same 4-Way Test and the same "Service Above Self" motto that Rotary uses.  They are modeled after Rotary in that their mission is to "Do Good in the World".