Leadership through service: Students volunteer in communities around Ghana
November 3, 2019
Afriyie Attafuah ‘21’s mid-semester break wasn’t the typical one. Unlike other breaks, she didn’t make plans for a road trip or time at home getting rest from school work.
Instead, along with some friends at Ashesi, she spent her mid-semester week teaching English to middle school students in Berekuso.
Working on a nearby farm in Berekuso, a group of students repair a rain harvesting and irrigation system.
“When you’re in a position where you have a lot at your disposal, blessed always to receive, you sometimes forget to give back,” Afriyie shared. “For me, this is an opportunity to show generosity and care; and it is satisfying.”
While volunteering their time and resources is not exactly what most people expect to be doing during a mid-semester break, spending the recess this way is becoming commonplace for most students in their junior year at Ashesi.