The 2015 trip to Ghana was a complete success, with ZIS students helping with the new garden and the implementation of the new basketball hoops. Students also helped decorate the school by painting the cabinets, tables, and chairs. Jay Haken, and Dan and Shea Allen supervised the trip and said they planned to return in the upcoming year. The trip was a real blast and a great opportunity for kids from both of the schools and we look forward to next year’s trip.
Team Ghana is the name given to the annual grade 9 service trips. A highly selective process begins in grade 7 and carries through into grade 9. During this process, students must show their ability to work with young children, their commitment to cultural understanding, and their ability to work as a cohesive team. The group teaches the students at BCS, helps building and developing the campus, and experiences a life-changing trip in Ghana. Approximately 20 students are chosen each year to work at BCS for 4 days and to visit a few of Ghana’s historical and cultural sights during the remainder of the week. This year (2014), two groups of 20 grade 9 students have been selected for a service trip in February and a second service trip in April.
To read more about Team Ghana from a student’s perspective, please click on the images below.