Courtney Hernandez

  • Powerful Visit to Cape CoastKakum Rain Forest

    by Courtney Hernandez Today we got back from our field trip to Cape Coast. We got to go to two Slave Castles, the Kakum Rainforest and a small village for some community service. We also got to stay at Coconut Grove, a very fancy place that was right on the ocean! I felt like I…

  • Education in GhanaCourtney_with_kids

    by Courtney Hernandez For the last two days here, we have been doing community service with the Cheerful Hearts Foundation. We had to split up into three groups after our orientation last week. The groups were the Child Labor group, the Public Health group and the Teaching group. Although all of the options sounded amazing…

  • Our Trip to the City of Accracourtney_in_front of statue

    by Courtney Hernandez Yesterday we went on an all day field trip to the city of Accra. We got to go to the Kwame Nkruma Mausoleum, the Art Market, the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, and then we had dinner at a restaurant called Asanka Local. This statue is the very spot where he declared independence for Ghana.…

  • AkwaabaAkwaaba

    by Courtney Hernandez Akwaaba means "Welcome." "Medasi" means thank you. Those are two of the first words that I learned in the Ghanaian language upon arrival. As soon as you walk into the airport (after getting through immigration and the 18 passport checks), you are greeted again and again with Akwaba. We all felt very…

  • Meet Ghana Blogger Courtney Hernandezcourtney_hernandez

    by Courtney Hernandez My name is Courtney Hernandez and I am a junior at the University of Washington. I grew up in Selah, Washington, a small town on the Eastern part of Washington state and attended Selah High School. I am so excited to be majoring in Social Welfare, because my passion is helping others, it always…

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