Nine University of Manitoba students leave for Ghana today to work with community members to help build a boarding house kitchen, dining hall and study hall for 60 girls aged 9-12.
It’s part of a course called Service Learning in the Global Community, and will see students engage in a collaborative process with non-profit organizations for several weeks.
The course is offered through the Tools for Schools program — established in 2003 by a group of volunteer educators in Alberta. Since its launch, the program has helped to train over 900 teachers in Northern Ghana, set up three libraries and shipped teaching materials to more than 50 primary schools.
The Faculty of Architecture students return to Canada on June 10.