Friday, December 24, 2010

Journey to Africa.....what's this all about?

Ahhh yes my friends you read right....I am indeed going to Africa....Ghana, Africa to be exact! WOW!!

I still can't believe it's true...that this small town girl is going to be going to Africa...AFRICA! I'm going to AF-RICA!!!!

So what is this all about.......

Earlier this year I saw a posting for the Canadian Co-operative Association's Management Coaching Program. It offers opportunities for Canadian credit union professionals to share their skills and advice directly with individual credit unions abroad.  Working in teams of two, coaches spend two weeks sharing their knowledge and expertise with credit unions in Uganda, Malawi, Ghana or Mongolia. 

I applied and was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of their upcoming trip to Ghana.  And oh boy am I ever excited!!

I leave January 17th for Ottawa, where I'll receive cultural training about Ghana, then it's off to Ghana where I'll spend two weeks travelling with my CCA partner, Damien from Ireland!  Poor Damien he has no idea what he's gotten himself into with me as a partner, but I can already tell from Damien's emails that he has a great sense of humour so I'm sure we'll get along famously.

So buckle up and please come along for the ride as I share all my experiences and pictures with you from my Journey to Africa!

Me dasi (thank you in Twi, a Native Ghana language)
Heidi :)