A few photos to show what I got up to during the summer of 2013. Best enjoyed listening to the song below:Read More My Ghanaian summer
Originally posted on Luke's Mystical Adventures:
Last time I wrote I briefly updated you readers on what happened between me getting here and going to ada foah, since then there have been a few things that have happened and I will run you through these one by one before giving a brief overview of…
On Sunday the whole KickStart Ghana Summer School team were invited to meet the community of the church that is connected to the school. We were all really honoured to be invited (even if 7am was a little early…) and were asked to introduce ourselves to the 300 people at the service. The Father also […]Read More Church at St Cecilia’s
Apologies for the delay in the latest blog post, but since I last wrote seven new volunteers have arrived and five of those have left. They’ve been completing a large variety of work. Chris Minch has settled in well to the role of Assistant Volunteer Coordinator. His time has been taken up by airport pickups, […]Read More Summer school, football coaching and a haircut
Two weeks already? Ghana has a fantastic way of making time go incredibly slow and fast at the same time. When you are waiting for a tro-tro (mini bus) to fill up, knocking back unwanted offers of meat on a stick, in the mid-day heat and humidity, it feels like the seconds are minutes and the minutes […]Read More A busy two weeks
“Three months in Ghana? Wow, that’s a long time,” is the phrase I’ve been hearing a lot recently. Sure, three months in West Africa isn’t the typical summer vacation but I know from experience that the time will zip by in a flurry of volunteers, projects, blog posts and Azonto moves. This summer I’m acting […]Read More Ghana, Ghana, Ghana!
Originally posted on lifelauralondon:
It’s not rounders. It’s actual softball. We play in a charity league with my friend Dave’s charity KickStart Ghana. Last year we were the little-team-that-could and knocked out other charity teams who had 100x the amount of staff/budget/resources of KSG. This year or record isn’t as good, but to be fair…
After the training, shin splints, lack of sleep and freezing cold Sunday runs (damn you British spring!) on April 7th I completed the 26.2 miles of the Paris Marathon. The main questions I’ve been asked since is, “Was it horrible running that far?”. Well, irrational as it may sound, I actually loved the day itself. […]Read More The Paris Marathon – Mission Accomplished
Interesting, persuasive and passionate talk made by Dan Pallotta about how society currently views charities and how that needs to change. Flagged up by Ben Sutcliffe.Read More Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
KickStart Ghana supporter and fundraiser, Adrian Coles (aka Dave’s dad), has set me a fundraising challenge for March. For every person that donates to my marathon fundraising effort over the month and writes the word “double” in the message box he will personally match their donation up. He has pledged an amazing £500. This means […]Read More Double your donations!
Ever since I was in school people have told me I look like a long distance runner. Tall, with skinny legs and pretty bad at most other sports I think they were trying to stop me giving up sport altogether, “You’ve for the perfect physique for long distance running my boy,” the PE teacher would […]Read More The Paris Marathon – what was I thinking?
On Saturday 13th October we hosted our annual party celebrating the successes of KickStart Ghana, giving a big thanks to those that have volunteered with us and explaining why people might want to get involved with our work in the future. Over the past four years we have many successes, here are few we discussed at […]Read More KickStart Ghana Party 2012