Friday morning we drove along the ocean to the outskirts of Cape Coast and Ebubonko Basic School. There we met our very capable school coordinator, Mr. Havor Wisdom, and the rest of the staff, including Madam Dorthy and Mr. Alexander, who will be assisting Wisdom this year. Elizabeth, Lucy, and I were very impressed by the level of attention and interest shown by the students, and it looks like quite a number will be working on original-research projects, despite the fact that most are still in primary school. Here is a photo of them, in their library, below, listening to Miss Lucy.
Reflection: One theme that I live to dwell on in my short (by my standards) talks to students is that Yo Ghana! is relying on them to teach Americans about Africa, because we cannot depend on our media to do that. Popular images of Africa depict it as a "failed continent" of disease and warfare. Most of the positive images are of animals. But these students have many success stories to tell, of lives rich in friendships and hard work and persistence.