Sunday, June 10, 2012

June Update!

Hi everyone,

We hope the summer is starting well for you and wanted to update you on the latest at Titagya Schools.  Our team has recently started building our third school in a village called Kpong.  We’re excited at the chance to offer a high caliber of early education in a new community, and to work with our partners there to change young people’s lives.

The community has no early education, many children whose parents want them to go to school, an availability of teachers, and a chief (who used to be a teacher himself) who is passionate about educating his people.  We’ve started creating the concrete blocks that we’ll use to build the 90-student pre-school, and there’s a picture to the right of our management team and local leaders visiting the plot of land.  The school is generously being sponsored by Falcon Investment Advisors. 

We’ve also been gratified to deepen our partnership with Bryn Mawr and Haverford College.  18 Bryn Mawr students and faculty members visited Dalun over their spring break in order to learn firsthand about education in Ghana and to offer their ideas about how we can further enhance our impact (pic below).  The visit took place in relation to an integrated set of Bryn Mawr classes called 360.  Following the trip, Bryn Mawr sponsored a visit by Habib to the US in April to discuss ways we could expand the partnership. 

In addition, we have a great intern named Clara working with us in Dalun over the summer.  She’s a student at Haverford and will be posting on the blog over the course of the summer.  She’ll be focusing on a curriculum development project, serving as a TA in the classroom, and helping with the planning for the school in Kpong.

That’s all for now, but please stay tuned for upcoming posts!  If you’d like to read more about the Bryn Mawr / Haverford partnership, see this article and I was also recently interviewed by our great partners at Givology here: