In the spirit of outreach I kicked off the month with end of the year Kare Bag day with @shades_of_hr Los Angeles. On December 6th I boarded a plane for my annual outreach trip in 🇬🇭 Ghana 🇬🇭.
This trip is less about me and more about the local kids. In the US we get excited about PlayStations, iPads, and our access to all things tech. The kids at the Assin Manson school are excited about soccer balls and we had plenty to donate! Seeing their faces and playing with them was my high moment of the trip.
I also met another young Philanthropist @votm1. Obed Dadzie lives in Takodori and at 16 years of age, he works tirelessly to empower young people to understand their potential to change conditions around them.
Reuniting with the Sunday Morning Girls in Kumasi was extra special thanks to the gifts from @perfectlypackaged_you. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Khloe Kares Living Water Project was perfect! The bathroom looks great. Thank you @pointsoflight for seeing my light and believing in my mission.
My aunt @_pia_949 and good friend @happyheartbakery have been providing rice crispy treats and sugar cookies for my trip all 3 years. The first time ever having sugar cookies was such a delight every year they ask for more!!!
We visited the Kente Weaving Center to learn about working with kente cloth a very ancient practice in Ghana. It’s woven fabric produced by the Asante and Ewe people of Ghana. This brightly colored cloth has grown to become a symbol of West African (and particularly Ghanaian) pride and identity. It's much more than just cloth. It takes both hands and feet to work the sewing machine.
I can't wait to share with you my New Years adventures and all the great work we accomplished in January. See you next month!
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