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I felt so fortunate to stay with Priscilla as a volunteer. She hugged me the moment I got out of the taxi, travel weary and experiencing mild culture shock. I felt so comfortable in her home. She remembered my favorite foods and helped me wash my clothes. I've met few people as generous as she. Her English is limited so just make sure you speak slowly. Her children are all totally fluent: Martin, who just finished high school and stays in the house, Sandra, a nurse, and Bismark, a restauranteur, farmer, and one of the world's kindest people. Atwima Boko is on the outskirts of Kumasi, but it's easy to get downtown for excursions, which I would recommend. See as much of the city as you can! (Pro tip: helping out around the house - sweeping, dishes, etc. - goes a long way. While not required or even expected, is much appreciated by the family.) Madame Gladys is like a force of nature. I am in awe of her. She's one of the most determined, smart and caring people out there. Her grown son, Nathaniel, is also super helpful with everything and they both speak fluent English. The school is small and basically run by a volunteer staff force. It's high-impact work for you as a volunteer, because this is a place that really wants and needs you. You gotta dive in and be a self-starter. Really think what it is you can accomplish in the short time you're at this school in Ghana.

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