Friday, April 24, 2009

Me to We Awards 2009

Matthew was nominated for the 2009 Me to We Awards in the Youth in Action (ages 13-17) category, and the winner is based on the amount of votes they get! Help us support Matthew here:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Adrapko Village

Bringing school supplies

A wise old elder

You put your left foot in.....

Michael and Levi gettin jiggy

Michael's African homie

The hand dug well at Adrapko

Workshops for writing Penpal letters

Student Leadership Program

Villagers laughing at our dance efforts

A cross between the hokey-pokey and the chicken dance

Learning the tribal dances

Kevin was invited to join in

Living the simple life


Adrakpo Village

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ahhhhhh, clean water!

More classes at another school

A small boy and his canoe

This was a very poor village we visited where they walked 5 miles to collect (unclean) water.

Michael eating a cricket...crunchy....probably will not become an addictive taste.

A fishing village working together.

Delivering more supplies.

Another water filter.

Checking out a latrine we helped build

Teaching classes on writing penpal letters

Health and sanitation workshops

Health Science experiments

Dropping off supplies at a very poor school

Monkey business

Matthew reading to Linwood

Matthew tried to make friends with this croc...not wise...he may look like he's smiling, and next to the flowers, he seems almost lovely, but....

This was a very energetic and enthusiastic school..very friendly

Another African sunset

Sunset in Africa at our guesthouse in Accra

Delivering school supplies at a very poor school

We spent many hot hours with 12 of us crowded in this van

Hanging out with our driver Vasco

This family walked many miles to collect water from a dirty mudhole

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another water filter workshop
Just hanging out with some neighbours

We used plastic bugs and did skits to teach about unseen 'amoebas and bugs' in dirty water
Our family has made many new friends

One of dozens of checkpoints - "Show me your papers, please"

Delivering more school supplies
The making of a water filter
A six foot high ant hill
Custom-made coffins

Michael and company teaching health and sanitation classes
Matthew presenting a 'football' to the school
Matthew teaching a water filter workshop
Katie teaching a health and sanitation class
Matthew and Kara delivering school supplies

Villagers collecting unclean water from local water source

Kara and matthew teaching a class
Filtering the sand for the water filter