Express the Experience

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  • 09:32:02 pm on May 20, 2011 | 0 | # |
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    JJ playing hoscotch and baby justice jumping in on the fun!

    Last Monday was my final day interning at City of Refuge before I returned to the States. (More …)


  • 01:58:52 pm on May 7, 2011 | 0 | # |
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    Baby Edwin and me in the Freedom Center living room.

    Yesterday the kids had a blast with Elizabeth and me, dancing traditional West African dances, learning new games, and playing their new favorite, hangman. We had the whole day to play since schools in Ghana are on break until next month.

    The kids were so excited about hangman, they took over the game –they came up with their own phrases, drew their own little man, and maintained their “letter rejection pile” –Elizabeth and I were just there to spell the harder words for them! (More …)

  • 06:21:12 pm on April 19, 2011 | 1 | # |
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    Spanish lessons in the dining hall, per the kids' requests!

    Last Friday I had the most amazing day at work. I got to lead ‘special time’ at Faith Roots International (the City of Refuge school). I chose to teach the kids some Spanish by translating anything they wanted to ask me. It was supposed to be something very informal, but the kids were so enthused they asked me to write the terms on the board for them. By then we had already packed up for the day since ‘special time’ is their free period before heading home, so the kids scrambled to set up the large whiteboard for me to write, and raced around the schoolhouse in search of paper and pens to take notes with. They were so excited that they even began arguing amongst themselves because they couldn’t decide whether they wanted to learn the names of fruits or of animals that afternoon.

    The story gets even better. (More …)

  • 02:18:29 pm on April 4, 2011 | 0 | # |
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    Hi everyone and welcome to Express the Experience, an extension of the City of Refuge blog. Here you’ll see posts written by interns, volunteers, and guests at City of Refuge Ministries (COR) about the things we encounter and learn during our stay with the organization. We hope each of our perspectives can shed some light on the issue of child trafficking for you and point the way towards how to stir change.

    First, let’s talk about who City of Refuge is. (More …)