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Return to Canada…Adjusting

I’ve been back in Canada for 2 weeks now and am just starting to feel as though I’m re-adjusting. At first it all just seemed unreal and I was so caught up in the excitement of seeing everyone again that I wasn’t really affected by anything else. Slowly, over the past week or so, I’ve…

After Finishing in Ghana….

So after finishing up our contracts in our various villages, the girls and I have had an amazing travel experience both in Ghana and in some of the surrounding countries. The girls’ camp ended up being a huge success, with 47 girls turning up for 3 very full days. It was such a wonderful experience…

..Nothing short of a rollercoaster ride…

We started the week by finishing and sending off the invitation letters for our girls camp and also worked to decide on how and what was the best way to distribute the clothing and school supplies that had been sent to me from Canada. We also discussed how to best use the money that had…

Despa (good morning) everyone! Ka oola (how are you?)?

So…what have I been up to lately? Well, the past few weeks have again been quite busy. We have been spending a lot of time going around to all of the different villages and communities to see the schools. At each of the schools, our purpose has been to gather all of the girls and…

Traveling…

Since my last update, I’ve done a fair bit of traveling. We had a big volunteer meeting in Bolgatanga that all of the WUSC volunteers were to attend. I met up with Jen, who is in Zabzugu, and we traveled together to Tamale and spent sometime there before continuing on to Bolga. The workshop was…

Running on Ghanaian Time!

Hello! I apologize for the late update! The internet and computers here are fairly unreliable and slow, which makes it challenging….Plus I’m now running on Ghanaian time…and time really has no meaning here! One can never really be late because no one follows the set times anyways! It’s actually a very pleasant change…however; I may…

Life In Ghana…

Since we left, the girls and I have been on quite the adventure! The plane ride was crazy long but after 2 days of traveling, we finally all met at the Mangoes Guesthouse in Accra. It was so nice to finally see Kate and Jen in person! We spent a week in Accra, doing a…

Time is flying! 1 more day before taking off and the nerves and excitement are definitely building! I’ve gotten all stocked up on medicine and school supplies for the kids there and have been reading as much as possible about Ghana. I’m really looking forward to seeing what life is like there.

My name is Katie Fukushima and I have recently obtained a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics, in the field of Health and Fitness. I have also gained a fairly extensive background in both psychology and nutrition, which I hope to use during my experiences abroad. I have traveled a fair amount throughout my life, during…