Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saying Farewell

Today was our last day in Sunyani so we stopped by to say "farewell" to our new good friends at the Sunyani Teacher's Co-operative Credit Union.  I like to think of it as "farewell" instead of good-bye as I hope to one day return to this credit union to see all of these amazing people.  If I'm really lucky I'll get to do just that next year when I return for the second part of my coaching program.

While we were expecting just to say farewell, we weren't expecting to see that they had already implemented one of our suggestions to them!!!  WOW, we were totally blown away! The suggestion was to install a glass door on the Accountant's office so he could close his door for some Privacy (ha, just knew I had to throw a "PF" <Privacy Freak> comment in there didn't you?!) both for himself, so he could get some work done without constant interruptions, and for his members when they were in his office discussing their personal accounts.

When we walked into the lobby we immediately saw the door, and it was beautiful and the Accountant, James was beaming from ear to ear, he had said it was already making a big difference for him and he was so pleased.....but not nearly as much as Damien and I were!!

When we got back to the truck after our farewells we gave each other a huge HIGH FIVE......we did it, we actually did it, we left a small piece of ourselves here and were able to help in some small way make a difference.

YES!!!!!  Now that felt AMAZING and made my whole trip worthwhile, right in that very moment! I have to say I shed a few tears as we drove away......

Me dasi,
Sister Akua

(P.S. I'm having troubles posting pictures again so I hope to add some soon!)