|Gala Girls 2016|
The kindness and warmth we were welcomed with was unanimous across the country, coming from old and new friends. If it were not for the amazing partnerships we have here in Ghana, we would not have been able to accomplish what we did. Our long term relationships are wonderful and they allowed us to build on past projects and happily helped us create new ones.
It is our last night in Ghana. This amazing place has stolen our hearts and become a home to us. We came here with our teacher as a mismatched group of UBCO nursing students, and have grown into a family. What we experienced will never be fully understood or mean as much to anyone as it does to us.
We will return to Canada full of stories to share and the responsibility to spread awareness. The Ghana many people see, the beautiful beach resorts and national parks, is nothing compared to what lies beyond the concrete roads.
While we would like to believe our time here made a difference to the people of Ghana, we think Ghana made a bigger difference in each of us. We will never forget the kindness, the love, and lessons this country has given us.
-The Ghana Girls of 2016