9 Jul 2018

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At Pen to Paper Ghana, we were noticing that a lot of our female students were missing a week of school and our classes every month. After sensitively approaching these students and their teachers, it became clear that it was due to their menstrual cycle. Many of them...

12 Jun 2017

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Hi Everyone, 

It's been a while since my last blog, and since then I have been back to Ghana and I also took along my Mum. I thought it would be good to give an update on what we got up to while out there and what’s been happening at Pen to Paper Ghana in recent months....

5 Apr 2016

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At Pen to Paper Ghana we all work very hard and give our time voluntarily. However we love doing it so much it really doesn’t feel like work.

Somehow, whether you get up at half 5 to go and meet people to talk about building a well, or you stay late after the literacy c...

20 Feb 2016

Common Faith Academy commenced on the 14th November 2011, at the house of a woman called Adebor, in the Trede area. After three months the landlady informed us that she needed her house and therefore we had to relocate, which caused a lot of stress in finding a new loc...

15 Feb 2016

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So, our first week of teaching the literacy programme has been a great experience, with challenges but also lots of laughter and fun. We thought it’d be interesting to share how the 4 days of teaching went.

On day 1, we had 11 students turn up to our class. This include...

2 Feb 2016

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After the co-founders, Katie and Richard spent time talking to the District Director, the Head Teacher and English Teachers, Pen to Paper Ghana has been able to start its literacy programme.

 

Since the teachers knew the abilities of the students, they were able to alloc...

25 Jan 2016

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Katie had forewarned me that the children at the school would go crazy with excitement when they saw me, but I wasn’t prepared. Opening the car door, the children ran over to me and in seconds I was surrounded, which definitely put a smile on my face too. The children...

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