CCNY International Service-Learning Program in Ghana
July 4 - 31, 2013
Host Institution: Sankofa Cultural Arts Centre
Program Director: Dr. Jean Krasno, International Relations
The overall goal is to contribute to Ghana’s development by preparing Ghana’s youth to participate in the country’s productive growth through education. This project is designed to help achieve that goal by the building of a sustainable primary school to serve the neighboring villages of Kobina Ansa and Akoanso.
The project is an educational and service learning program led by the City College of New York (CCNY) as a part of the MA Program in International Relations. Students will conduct research and work with the residents of these two communities to involve them in the planning for and building of a primary school. They will interview children, parents, and teachers to help determine how the school can best address the needs of the villagers, and how to sustain their commitment as well as that of donors once the school is built and in operation. In the summer 2013, the students will go to Ghana and work with members of the community to build the school.
The students will be required to conduct research, work with the villagers, develop plans for the school, begin building the school, keep a daily journal to be turned in each week, and write a final paper on the service learning experiences they encountered during the program.
CCNY Tuition for 6 credits
Program cost: $1900
Airfare to/from Ghana NOT included (approx. $1800)