Nine University of Manitoba students are headed to Ghana later this month to help construct a new library.
The Faculty of Architecture will leave on April 29 to take a course called Service Learning in the Global Community (SLGC). The six-credit-hour course provides opportunities for students to live and work overseas while learning about culture, construction and design.
The students will build a school library for Presby Primary School in the town of Damongo while working as apprentices on a construction site. Materials will be provided by Tools for Schools Africa, a non-profit organization in Red Deer, Alberta.
While there, the students will engage in a collaborative process with non-profit organizations, community members, trades people, classmates, and instructors.
The group will return to Canada on June 1.