Summer Opportunities in Ghana
Calling students, faculty, and staff from all majors and departments. Romel W. Mackelprang, DSW, MSW, LICSW, school of social work and director, disability studies, will discuss options for engaging in humanitarian work in developing countries, and particularly in Sub Saharan Africa. Mackelprang will address the negative consequences of traditional “charity” and the need for “investing” in people in developing countries. He will discuss ways that EWU students, faculty, staff and community people can live and work with Ghanaians as well as see the sights - universities to slave castles - in the same trip. Students can earn up to 10 college credits. Examples include helping place children living in orphanages into families, water projects, working in health clinics and/or schools, and working with the disabled community. Some time will be devoted to costs and logistics. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.