Monday, November 8
I am comfortable at the Jr high. I taught a math and English class today. In between, I am tutoring or talking with the teachers. They have many questions about the US and our ways of doing things. Some of the volunteers are working construction on a 2 story addition to the primary school which will have an indoor bathroom and computer lab. The others are teaching. Fred (a retired school teacher) and I are the only ones at the jr high.
I still have not received my boxes of school supplies so Amo and I took a trotro to the post office. A trotro is a type of taxi in Ghana-usually a van. You flag it down on the highway. If there is room for you, the driver stops. Well, Amo did not explain to me that it involves a grown up game of musical chairs. That van door opens and it is a free for all! People getting off, others getting on, some switching seats-all in a hasty fashion. You are really packed in there with no AC. The entire trip there and back cost 40 pesawis (about 28 cents). NO packages yet but enjoyed the experience.