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Spring 2017 partners with local organizations in Ghana

Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey just spent four days exploring Ghana, and in addition to catching some stunning scenery and absorbing as much culture as they could, students also spent time learning about the economy and how local leaders are getting creative within their communities to create jobs and kick-start businesses.

Professor Karen Meenan’s¬†Gender and Society¬†class visited Global Mamas, a non-profit, fair-trade organization that helps women in Ghana become economically independent through the distribution of hand-crafted products. Students visited a Global Mamas workshop, discussed the process of founding and running a non-profit, and reflected on poverty in Africa and the impact non-profits and fair trade can have on individuals, families, and entire communities.

Spring 2017 Voyagers also participated in the Trashy Bags Service Project Impact Program. Based in Accra, the program creates recycled gifts from plastic trash that has built up around local communities. Students spent the day working with local organizers to collect discarded bottles, plastic bags, and other items before returning to the Trashy Bags factory to learn how waste is repurposed.

See Spring 2017 get to know Ghana below.

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Topics
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Service
  • Sustainability

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