Author of this post:
SFS Volunteer Coordinator Tamara
…learning how to understand Ghanaian English, and learning how to talk slowly when teaching, so that the students understand you well.
…feeling the frustrations of the regular “Dum-Sor” (power cuts), especially when teaching computer lessons, and finding ways to deal with it.
…getting to know a lot about the “traditions of the lands” and the culture of Navrongo.
….roaming around on a motorbike with a friend, stopping at a drinking stop and having “one-one”.
…learning how to cook Tuo Zaafi with a delicious okro stew and most importantly: how to eat that yummy but very hot food by hand without burning your fingers!
…having a shower with cold rain water because there is no running water in the house.
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About the Author:
Tamara is a co-founder and co-president of Sono Foundation Switzerland. She volunteered at CBS from July 2014 to April 2015. She taught the students in ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Besides, she was in charge of the schools’ internet café and the administrative work.
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