2014 Every Child is Our Child Site Visit
In early February, Bruce Knotts, UU-UNO Director, and Maria Militano, Every Child is Our Child (ECOC) intern, traveled to Odumase Krobo, Ghana for our yearly monitoring visit. The purpose of this visit was to maintain our relationship with the ECOC leaders, build new connections, explore new opportunities with our partners, assure that our program is meeting its goals and objectives, and to see what else we can do to help our children achieve their goals. We were not disappointed! It was a very busy and productive week filled with meetings, lots of questions about the program, and listening to our kids’ stories and their dreams for the future. We met with the Ghana AIDS commission, Peace Corps, the Manya Krobo board of education, the ECOC selection committee, and the Queen Mothers, as well as visited the schools and some of our students' homes. We were joined by two wonderful women on the trip, one from Canada, and the other from the United States. Both were impressed with the program, the work that is carried out by our partnership with the Queen Mothers, and, our amazing, smart, skillful, and talented scholars - the children of the ECOC program. One of them said that this had been the best trip she had ever been on! Many of our students expressed gratitude for our program as well as voiced their interest in attending Senior High School. Currently, we have four students attending Senior High School and according to their headmasters, doing very well. We are happy and proud to report that our program is doing well, and that our students are thriving! You can help our students achieve their education goals by making a generous donation. Please contact the UU-UNO office if you and/or your congregation has interest in further engaging with this program!