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West Africa

International “Aid”

Before writing this, it is important to note that I cannot represent the voices of my entire group, and others may have different outlooks than I do about what we’ve seen or what we’re doing.

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West Africa

First Tastes of West Africa

Food is a huge contributor to the wonderful cultures in both Ghana and Togo. It is rare to see a local with leftovers at the end of a meal. In certain circumstances it may even be considered rude to leave a significant amount of uneaten food on your plate, so naturally, our team has been eating very well to say the least.

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West Africa

Ghana at First Glance

Greetings from Ghana! Yefrɛ me Nicole (Twi for, “My name is Nicole”)! I am a public health and safety student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and am hoping to pursue a career in global health or epidemiology.

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West Africa

A Great Day to Have a Great Day

“It’s a great day to have a great day.”

We were all mentally preparing ourselves for this 6-8 hour hike in the scorching heat, but what we weren’t mentally prepared for was hiking that in the middle of a thunderstorm.

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West Africa

Lost in Transition: Reassessing Our Systems for Accountability

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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West Africa

Ripples of Change: Impacting Alumni, Impacting Communities

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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Reunited!
West Africa

Looking Forward

They say what you do in life isn’t nearly as important as who you do it with, and this trip was a perfect example of that.

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Taking vital signs
West Africa

Cape Coast, Ghana

Waves crash on the sandy shores and the air has a familiar whiff of salt and suntan lotion. This is where our week began.

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2015 Ghana: Global Health
West Africa

Wli from the Peak

When we got to Wli, we stared up at the mountain we would climb the next day, wondering what to expect from the luscious green expanses.

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West Africa

Top Ten Reasons to Explore and Love Ghana

Ghana is where you live what you believe. It is loving your neighbor and loving the world at the same time. And in order to connect with others, we have to let people matter, to allow them as individuals to be as important as humanity as a whole.

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