Monday, September 13, 2010

Bye Bye Ghana

I might do a few more blogs talking about adjusting to real world, which will probably be harder than adjusting to here, but this will be my last entry from Ghana.

Last week our COS conference was extremely fun. We’re the only group left that came in with under 70 and our group got really close after two years together. The conference was about reintegration into the States and all the paperwork that we have to do so it shouldn’t have been too exciting but it flew by. We did “Fufu Awards” between each section (ex. Most likely to bring Kente clothe to Broadway-me, Most likely to require a nap while walking to his car-our boss). 97% weren’t politically correct enough to quote here but they were hilarious.

The resort was gorgeous (Will Smith and lots of other celebs have stayed there), the food was so good, and the company was perfect. The last day the environment volunteers gave out a cutlass award to each of the 3 sectors to signify hard work and accomplishments. Hannah Frank won Health and Water Sanitation, Sam Frankel won Environment, and in a favorite moment of PC I got the cutlass for Small Enterprise Development. Kris Laurie, one of my closest friends during training, gave the speech. The level of respect that I hold him in really added to the meaning of what was said.

20 of us headed to the remote beach for the weekend to delay our goodbyes. A good amount have even came all the way to Accra to see Marcus and I off. We have a week full of paperwork, medical stuff, and last minute arrangements until we fly out Thursday night for Munich and Oktoberfest! From there we are going to Fussen in the Alps, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris. I should be home October 10th.


Anonymous said...

Dan, it has been so much fun following your journey. Brian and I can't wait to see you when you get home.


peter shapland said...

I am an RPCV from Mali. I am looking to reach out to small agricultural NGOs for a grant program that we are developing at Horticulture CRSP. Could you please email me if you know any Ag. NGOs in Ghana, or if you have the contact information of other volunteers who would know of Ag. NGOs?

Could you please also send me the contact information of the APCD for the Peace Corps Ag. Program?

I would really appreciate any help you can offer.

Thank you,

Peter Shapland
Graduate Assistant
Horticulture CRSP