The Ghana Alumni Group was created in 2012 to bring together students who had participated in the CWW project trips and the past Team Ghana groups.
The group tried to meet every two weeks to go through ideas for future fundraising events and work on projects to raise awareness within the school community. The Ghana project has far expanded the four walls of the Upper School and of the 9th grade Team Ghana group. Clemence Manzone (‘14) felt it was important that a group of dedicated BCS Alumnus meet to give these students the opportunity to stay involved.
The group only lasted one year; nevertheless a BCS group was created with the same purpose for the year 2013-2014. It is important to note that the Ghana Alumni Group accomplished two main projects while active. The group put together a brochure with the help of the GAP Service Ghana group that was distributed in June 2013 to the BCS families. Below find a copy of the brochure:
The second project was gathering books from the Baden Community to give to the BCS students during the 2013 CWW Project Trip. Emma Stringer (‘15) and Clemence Manzone (‘14) went to the Baden campus for an afternoon and talked to the 4th and 5th grade about Ghana and the project. Following this discussion, Ms. Hamilton’s class created books for the students in Ghana about the differences and similarities between ZIS and BCS. These books were read to the students at BCS and are now kept in their library always accessible to the kids.