Not all volunteers that come to the medical center in Nalerigu are doctors or medical staff. Kathy is a music teacher who came to Ghana for one month with her daughter (who was doing medical work). So what did Kathy do for one month while her daughter worked long hours at the hospital? Sit around getting a tan?
Not even close! Actually, I think she did get a good bit of sun but it sure wasn’t from sitting around. Kathy worked with two local schools teaching music classes. I went with her a couple times and saw her bravely survive a mob of over 100 brightly uniformed school kids.
I interviewed Kathy so that she could share her wonderful experiences here with our blog readers. I also hope that it reminds you that you don’t have to be a doctor, nurse, or medical technician to serve out here. Even elementary music teachers can make a tremendous impact on lives in West Africa.
You can listen to the 5-minute audio interview below:
In the audio interview Kathy discusses the following:
- Introduction/What brought her to Ghana
- What has her ministry been in Nalerigu (0:53)
- Differences in teaching kids in US and Ghana (1:12)
- Challenges & highlights of teaching at Nalerigu schools (1:28)
- Mural at the Happy Child Learning Center (2:25)
- The market in Nalerigu (3:06)
- Pitch to anyone considering volunteering in ministry in Ghana (3:48)
- Closing (4:27)
Following are some photos I took of Kathy at work with the kids as well as some images she took: