Then it was on to L & A Academy (see photo), where Mr. Kankam hosted us and brought us up to date on how the Yo Ghana! partnership went this year. Mr. Kankam is one of our most dedicated coordinators and consistently has more than 100 students writing, which is a massive amount of work. He is the first Ghana teacher I met, nearly five years ago, and it is always good to see him. L & A Academy is another school that started out as a free school for poorer students, on a slab of cement, and now has grown into a very impressive institution without forgetting its humble roots.
Then Mr. Frank got us safe and sound to the University of Education, Winneba, where board member Dr. Eric Ananga and his very able research assistant, Miss Berthy, sat down and we worked out the details of the conference to be held there July 1 and 2. The conference hall is very impressive, a grand building in every way, and we are setting aside classrooms for the smaller sessions. They have done a wonderful job working with the university to provide excellent facilities (sleeping, eating, and meetings), and we are all very, very excited about the “Sharing Our Stories” conference, the very first one Yo Ghana! will have in Ghana. Dr. Ananga is one of the busiest and most dedicated persons I know, and Yo Ghana! is blessed that he takes so much time for us.
Elizabeth arrived late last night, and it is great to have her energy and intelligence and positive outlook on hand.