GYF Ghana Program: A Global Impact
Greening Youth Foundation’s Vice President of Operations, Mike Fynn, visited the GYF Ghana Program this past school year.
On April 23rd, Mike met with the Spring 2013 NYU intern, Giovany Reyes as well as the NYU Ghana Program Manager, Victor Yeboah at the new NYU campus in Labone, Ghana. Mike delivered some essential supplies to the GYF Ghana Program, which included GYF-branded uniforms for GYF Ghana staff and interns, 50 GYF knapsacks to be used for education and incentive prizes for the students, lesson materials, stationery, and educational supplies and props.
GYF Board Member and Associate Director of NYU’s Globalization Program, Christa Sanders, was very excited to receive these items, as she said “it would boost the content, delivery, and professionalism of GYF Ghana programs.”
Giovany then gave some updates on the GYF Ghana programs, including his last two lessons at La Enobal Junior High School, and his communications with a potential school, Morning Star Junior High School. He mentioned that once he got beyond his initial problems with the heat and humidity in the country, the rest was “a breeze”.
He mentioned that he was glad to be contributing to improving the lives of the youth in Ghana, and he was very grateful to GYF and NYU for the opportunity.
Then on April 25th, Mike, Victor, and Giovany went on a trip to La Enobal Junior High School to meet the school teacher/liaison, Mr. Koni.
Although students were on summer break at that moment, Mr. Koni took the team on a tour of the school and the classroom where Giovany delivered his lessons.
He reiterated how glad he was that GYF had kept their commitment to deliver environmental education classes to the school for the last two years, and he looked forward to more years of a fruitful partnership.