I LOVE LOVE LOVE #GHANA FABRIC!
I’ve been in Peace Corps for a year, and I continually meet great volunteers who leave, replaced by those fresh off the plane.
It’s strange…well, how personalities repeat themselves as if we’re incarnations of one another.
So strange in fact, it’s purgatory.
Each of us growing, building upon impossibility, dreaming fantasies so real, and everyday surreal. Our selfish hearts ache for home while we can’t deny compassion was gods gift.
When I leave, someone will come back as me. With that same glitter in their eye…if unlucky, slowly that same glitter dies.
However we never failed. We only succeeded when you stepped through that portal, naively, the past flashing before us
what a disgrace to disagree, it was the best.
Who will remember the hard times and the good times, the volunteer savants who we lost too short? Who will remember a day in Ghana that functioned? And who will remember we broke stereotypes?
If we all forget did we really progress?
This was purgatory. This was starvation, but this was pure desire, all again, it’s own world, incarnation.
Making a thatched roof #Ghana #Africa
#Ghana kids #trotros
The one who walks up to the funeral not wearing black #Ghana #style
A mosque on every corner Wenchi, Brong Ahafo, #Ghana
Teens in the village #Ghana #villagelife
They call this water #Ghana #smh
They brought the booze, drums, and the fufu to Fuller Falls #Ghana
itscalledbeinghuman asked: What sort of laptop/computer/tablet did you bring with you to Ghana and what would you suggest peace corps applicants bring with them?
I brought my
You don’t have to go out and buy a new gadget just for Peace Corps, just bring what you have. You won’t regret it, besides you must be entertained while you spend long lonely days in your room. Keep in mind you may not have the same computer or phone that you came into Peace Corps with, just cuz life happens. There’s dust, water, thieves, and the occasional absentmindedness.
Every country has different internet access capability. If you have a tablet and it is WifI only you most likely aren’t going to have WiFi anywhere unless you’re at a nice internet cafe or a university. Tablets however are VERY useful. I’m able to write and edit word docs and excel files. I live in a small village and when I had to go house to house for a farmer survey I used my Kindle Fire to record my notes, instead of paper. Plus it’s small and more portable than a laptop. Another option besides a tablet would be a small net book. My Kindle Fire isn’t the best device for outside reading due to the glare. The battery doesn’t last as long as simple e-readers. But I don’t mind so much because I have electricity and charging is no problem. Keep in mind you may not have electricity.
Also BRING A HARD DRIVE! If anything happens to your computer you’ll always have everything backed up on a external drive - and on a side note, get anti-virus software. You don’t want to make the mistake of plugging your hard drive into any risky computer and back into yours.
Bring a smart phone! I highly suggest a smart phone because if you end up in a place with low bandwidth for internet browsing at least you’ll be able to check you e-mail and do work on your phone. Plus it’s nice to still be in communication with friends back home (and in country) with apps like Facebook and Whatsapp.
The closest thing to a library, a quiet place to read. #Ghana (at Wenchi ICT center)
JHS kids #yoga every Wednesday! #Ghana #PeaceCorps