Ms. Dean Visits Projects in Africa
NEWS IN BRIEF
by Brandi Bottalico '10, Staff Reporter
This past summer, Ms. Jodi Dean, Community Service Coordinator, traveled to Ghana and Burkina Faso in West Africa as one of six privileged teachers chosen by the Frontiers of Justice Program. She went to witness others make a difference and learn how she can help.
"The trip challenges me as an educator to promote solidarity," Ms. Dean said. She believes this is the first step to building awareness of the issues that arise in peace building, education, health and agriculture within other countries.
While in West Africa, she visited many developing projects. The tasks included in these projects accomplish many things that positively affect the lives of the population living in these areas. She encountered many people and observed ways to help those who were in need.
"My hope is to help students understand their small changes," she asserts. She saw firsthand the affects of the Fairtrade chocolate fundraiser we participate in every year. She encountered the people who fed their families due to those funds raised. She hopes we realize the difference we make with the projects we are involved in, such as Rice bowl and Fairtrade.
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