It’s day 2 of our week-long alternative winter break trip, and we are coming to you live from Nicaragua with fun and awe-inspiring stories! … More Nicaragua is Great, but Quesillos are Gross
Our Sunday in Ghana was completely life changing. We started the day by visiting the local church, St. Edward’s, to experience the local worship culture. The service was full of life, vigor, and music. Everyone present was fully immersed in the rhythm and joyous life of the mass. The priest gave a moving sermon about … More It’s ‘Ghana’ be a life-changing day
Today came with many sweet surprises for the group. We got to visit a cocoa farm and a palm oil farm; the guide even let us try some natural cocoa after he opened it straight from the tree. The brave bit right through the seed and the smart got to taste the sweetness and return … More “That’s just something you use a baby wipe for”
Today was our first day volunteering at the library, and even with the intense heat, it was so rewarding! The library is located next to the primary school so as we were painting the exterior, all the children came up to us. A few of them tried out painting the library for themselves, and kept … More Ghana get new names!
Our second full day in Jukwa we got to learn more about their education system as well as their health care system. We started the day off visiting Jukwa High School, where we were given a tour around the facilities. We noted some huge differences in their education from ours, in that they learn business … More 3y3 (I’m Fine)
Today, we got our first real taste of Ghana! We started our day off with an orientation with Pastor Chris. There, he discussed our community partners, culture differences, and what to expect on our experience here in Ghana. After, we packed our bags and loaded the bus for a road trip to a museum and … More Akwaaba (You’re Welcome)
We have landed in London and are en route to make our connection to Accra!
Our Beyond Bama group is about to take off for two weeks to Ghana! We are so excited. It’s gonna be a great time! Now for the first leg of our trip -we are London bound!
As Spring Break comes to an end, and reality slowly but surely regains our focus, I want to give a huge thanks to the Center for Service and Leadership & the Beyond Bama team for providing such great opportunities for UA students. Spending a week volunteering in Orlando was an eye-opening experience, and I can’t … More Changing the world for the better
The Beyond Bama team is en route to Tuscaloosa after a wonderful week in Nicaragua. The Educational Team had a wonderful time building garden beds, painting murals, teaching English classes, playing sports, and everything inbetween. This was a spectacular week of service from both teams. Personally, I learned so much more from the people of … More We came, we SAW(ed), we conquered.