Blogs from Abokobi, Greater Accra, Ghana, Africa


Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Abokobi January 4th 2012

I can’t believe I’ve already been in Ghana for two weeks. It is a LOT different from home, but I am loving every minute of it. The flight over here was nerve-racking. I was so excited but nervous at the same time. I didn’t sleep at all so I had 10+ hours to think about the trip. I was so nervous that when I got off the plane I would be so overwhelmed that I wouldn’t be able to find the people I was staying with, but luckily they found me and then we left the airport for Abokobi. The drive to Abokobi was almost unreal. I felt like I was in a movie, and the heat was unbearable. For some reason it was exactly how I imagined it, but that’s probably because I’ve seen ... read more

Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Abokobi December 22nd 2011

My name is Jenn Solomon and I am leaving for Ghana tomorrow night to volunteer for ELF. I have been volunteering with ELF for the past six months, and I cannot begin to describe how much my life has changed since I met Jaymie and started volunteering with her organization. Ever since I can remember I've wanted to travel. I wanted to see other parts of the world and learn about different cultures and ways of life. I always knew that there was a lack of education throughout the world, and I always wished there was a way I could do something about it. I have always told myself that one day I would try to make a difference and be a positive influence in someone else's life, and I believe ELF has given me the ... read more

Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Abokobi October 15th 2009

Looking back on my life changing experiences in Ghana, Africa, I remember each face, each smile and each unique quality that made me fall in love with the children in Abokobi and Accra. The extensive amount of education I was able to share with them was also an intense learning experience for me. Here is a list of all the fun teaching and learning experiences we shared together: 1. Created and implemented the first French curriculum for the school where I was teaching. -- I also began extra help classes after school for French and for Reading 2. Organized field trips between my students from Kiddy Kare and 40 orphans from the Osu Children's Home (a total of 80 kids) to participate in a "field day" with lots of fun-filled events and prizes (all donations). --The ... read more

Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Abokobi December 28th 2008

Well we finally made it to our house in Abokobi. What a trip it was too. The flights from JFK to Amsterdam and then Amsterdam to Accra were about 8 hours and 6 hours respectively. In Amsterdam we had a 7 hour layover but we had been flying all night, finally landing in Schipol airport at 0630. We got some food at McDonalds in Amsterdam and paid $27.00 for two value meals!! Remind me to beat down Ronald McDonald when I see him. We finally were able to find some "comfort chairs" in order to get some sleep but I wasn't able to sleep at ALL. We had some very noisy and inconsiderate. The flight from Amsterdam to Accra, even though time wise it was shorter, was the longest feeling flight of my life. I was ... read more

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