Associate Superintendent Dr. Althe Allen Spends Over 30 Days Traveling Through Four Regions of Ghana

Posted by Community Relations on 8/24/2015

Associate Superintendent Dr. Althe Allen spent over 30 days traveling through four regions of Ghana this summer as a result of a Fulbright Hayes Grant with ASU. Her team of 13 professors, teachers, and graduate students/researchers not only studied Twi (primary language) but also African dance, drumming, and culture taught by a variety of Ghanaian University professors. Additionally, they participated in service projects in both public and private schools and a rescue shelter/rehab facility for children who had been rescued from traffickers.

“We were “on the go” every single day for up to 16 hours a day. We enjoyed the rainforest, jungle, excursions through the city of Accra, and the beaches of Beyin and Cape Coast. It was a life-changing journey from which we will develop curriculum and workshops to enhance the study of Ghanaian culture as well as multicultural education overall, “Allen said.