I’m heading to Ghana today, and I can’t wait to be back in West Africa. The climate of the region has calmed considerably since last summer’s heartwrenching Ebola outbreak, and I’m really ready to be back at the Touch A Life Care Center with the children and staff whom we love so much.
I never got around to posting photos from the last time I was in Ghana (way back in August of 2013, oh my gosh!), so I thought I’d share some with you now. I was so thrilled that I got to travel with two of my nearest & dearest friends, Lauren & Patrick Cone. We went to Ghana with a group of about 15 volunteers and we helped lay a mosaic installation in Seth’s Social Center; host tons of fun activities for the children while they were on summer vacation; and visit Lake Volta, the home to nearly 10,000 child slaves, brainstorming with our Ghanaian staff to determine the best way to make space for more children at our facility. Patrick shot this amazing video for Touch A Life on that trip, which I think is the most powerful & beautiful way to sum up what our organization does.
I can’t wait to share photos from this trip when I get back in a few weeks. I had high hopes of scheduling out posts while I’m gone but I didn’t quite get every item tackled on my to-do list, so this post will have to suffice. See you soon, friends!
My name is Michelle Blue, I am the owner and co-founder of Bené. While I was a student at the University of Georgia, I had the opportunity to study abroad to Ghana. Forever changed by the experience my best friend and I were inspired to start Bené, a collection of scarves committed to help support girls in Ghana continue their secondary education by providing tuition, books, supplies and uniforms to fulfill their dreams. Our S/S’15 Collection offers five styles (skinny, infinity, rectangle, caftan and kimono) in five different patterns. Each pattern is custom designed in house and named after one of the girls we help support. With each purchase you receive a picture of the girl and are able to learn more about her story. The collection is bright, fun and perfect for a casual day at the market or a beach cover-up.
To learn more about the girls we support and to shop our collection visit us at http://www.benescarves.com. We recently launched a commercial with Pantene for their Stronger Together campaign, celebrating inspiring women working together. Check it out: http://wm6.walmart.com/pantene-stronger-together.aspx
We would love the work you are doing in Ghana and would love to share our story on Coffee and Tacos as we continue our mission to help support more girls continue their education around the world.
Have A Bené Day!
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