Please forward to everyone who might be interested!
P. O. Box 214
Westtown, PA 19395
January 15th, 2013
Dear Sir or Madam:
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY &
GRANTS FOR A SUMMER PROGRAM IN GHANA
Based in Westtown, Pennsylvania, the Schoerke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization which provides scholarships for students in Ghana and grants for American students to attend a three-week summer program in Ghana. We also work with student and teacher volunteers who want to come to Ghana for one to three weeks or longer. In 2013, the summer program will run from July 30 to August 17. The 2013 grants are available to all current high school juniors & seniors as well as freshmen & sophomores in college. The children and close relatives of Schoerke Foundation board members are not elligible.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013; and the application package can be obtained from http://www.schoerkefoundation.org or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and teachers who just want to volunteer with us for the summer should please send an email to email@example.com
During the three weeks in Ghana, grant recipients will live together with other American students and volunteer teachers, and work with their Ghanaian counterparts to teach English, Math, Science, Computer Science, and Reading to our scholarship students at Heritage Academy . They will also participate in workshops on globalization, poverty eradication, sustainability and cultural arts such as basket weaving, bead-making, and drumming; and they can choose to lead a mini-workshop for younger students. On the weekends, the American students and teachers will visit educational and historical sites such as the slave castles in Cape Coast and Elmina, the Kakum Forest Reserve, and the W.E.B Dubois Museum . This summer program is designed to provide educational enrichment and a true cultural exchange between the American students and their Ghanaian peers.
Please tell your friends, colleagues, and the students you know about this opportunity and encourage them to apply.
Remember: You don’t need to apply for a grant to travel with us–please email.
Thank you very much for your time and attention to this opportunity.