May 042010
 
Lucy's Article 2: The Result of Running From School

Article #31 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project The Result of Running Away From School By Lawani Lucy, Age 13

“Run fast, Lucy!” my friend shouted. “Pass over to the other side of the road so they won’t see us!”

On the fifth of March, 2010, my friend Bless and I decided to run away from school. We were hungry to a great extent, but at that [...Read More!]

Apr 242010
 
Pamela's Article 2: A Painful Lesson

Article #30 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project Understanding an Adult’s Punishment By Pamela Agbi, Age 14

This story is a story I will never ever forget in my life.

On the sixth of March, Ghana’s Independence Day, Youth Creating Change organized an excursion to a huge celebration in Aburi Botanical Gardens, two hours from Sogakope.

All the students in YCC’s Cross-Culture Class were organized to attend so that we could [...Read More!]

Apr 032010
 
Shulammite's Article: Extreme Poverty and My Classmate

Article #29 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project The Extreme Poverty I Have Witnessed By Shulammite McCarthy

In Cross-Culture Class, we are studying the Millennium Development Goals for ending extreme poverty. But what does “Extreme Poverty” really look like?

I once was in a class with a twelve year old girl named Agbenorxevi who was intelligent as a squirrel. She was beautiful and so brilliant that everybody in [...Read More!]

Mar 272010
 
Hannah's Article 2: Sweeping, Singing, Poetry, and Kindergarten

Article #28 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project Sweeping, Singing, and Saying Poems in My First Day of Kindergarten By Edor Hannah, Age 12

My father and I walked through a green field and past some bleating goats. We were on the way to my first day at Sogasco Government School Kindergarten!

First, we entered the head teacher’s office for a short interview. Then my father paid [...Read More!]

Mar 212010
 
Marvel's Article: Taken to Prison

Article #27 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project The Day I Will Never Forget: Prison By Marvel, Age 13

As the only child of my parents, I have been lucky that my family has tried to fulfill everything I have requested of them. I am therefore a happy child. However, on December tenth, 2007, there was a day that I will never forget in my life: a [...Read More!]

Mar 192010
 
Jennifer's Article: First Time at Market

Article #26 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project My First Time at Sogakope Market By Jennifer, Age 13

I was young, seven years of age, the first time my mother brought me with her to the market. When we arrived, I saw so many things for sale: tomatoes, notebooks, pens, rice, beans, pencils, shoes, bags, yams, clothes, fabrics, fish, and more!

In Sogakope, the big outdoor market is [...Read More!]

Mar 182010
 
Emmanuella's Article 2: Dangers of Fetching Water

Article #25 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project Nearly Dying from Fetching River Water By Boateng Emmanuella, Age 14

First my bucket fell into the river, and then I tumbled in, too! I didn’t know how to swim, and there was nobody around to help me!

I was a girl of fourteen years old. At around ten o’clock in the morning, the water tap in my house stopped flowing, and [...Read More!]

Mar 162010
 
Patience's Article 2: An Academic Prize

Article #24 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project The Joy of Being Congratulated for Hard Work By Patience, Age 13

“Guess who is the best Information and Communications Technology student?” asked the director of YCC. Everybody was asking themselves who that person could be.

The end of the Youth Creating Change (YCC) academic year had come to an end, and so, as they do every year, YCC’s Director [...Read More!]

Mar 152010
 
Edinam's Article 2: My First Sleepover

Article #23 in the YCC Kids Club Ghana Student Life Stories Project My First Sleepover With Friends By Edinam Tamakloe, Age 14

It was the sixth of March, Ghana’s Independence Day. Every year we celebrate this fine day by marching down the street and giving presents. We enjoy it so much!

After celebrating, I went back home only to find my brother and his friends asking me, “How will we celebrate [...Read More!]

Mar 142010
 
Your Comments Make Ghana Students Happy!

Do you know what an impact your comments on the Ghana student articles have made?

Yesterday was a big day. It was the first opportunity for the Ghanaian students in our Saturday Cross-Culture class to see their articles online and to read your comments!

Internet access in Ghana’s Volta Region is scarce, expensive, and slow, thus students rarely get online. For days, now, I’ve run into students in town and exclaimed: [...Read More!]