Gore, gold and African hope and the flag of a country that I’m saying goodbye now??. I’m leaving, but a part of me stays here forever. Thanks for the affection, the hospitality, the cries of solmia every time you see me, the smiles, caresses and hugs. Thank you so much. See you soon Ghana. I’ll take you with me.
Dear class, I have many things that I don’t know where to start. Teaching you has been amazing, I believe a lot in education but more in children. You have to remember that you are not the future generation of the country, you are the present, you have the power to change things, create ideas and stimulate a creative thinking. I have learned a lot from you, as you know my life in Spain is very different. I will never forget how responsible you are and how easy it has been to appreciate the simple and good things with you. Trying to be as happy as you can, I invite you to pursue your dreams and find out what you want to be in life. Once again, thank you very much for this opportunity. I love you very much.
And now that it’s all over I keep loving everything I’ve lived in the past three weeks, I can say it’s been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It has exceeded all my expectations in terms of experiences, feelings, learning and smiles. Even if my home is very far away, and in a country very different from mine, I have not stopped having the feeling of being at home in here. I’ve changed my perspective and the way I look at things, and I’ve realized that despite everything, you should always be happy. I am very grateful for the affection they have shown me in this country, and for the incredible welcome. These people are pure generosity and nobility. I am immensely happy to have lived this incredible adventure and for having given (or at least tried to give) all the best of me. There is nothing more enriching than the smiles that have stayed with me after these days. And of course, I’m very thankful for all the people I’ve met during these weeks. Thank you for making everything so much easier. It is difficult to express everything that I have lived, but I can not find a more suitable word to describe all this than AMAZING!
He is Richard, who has looked after us and has protected us every day in our house in Bolgatanga. Who picked up the clothes we left, and even straightened the sheets when we were going to the projects. One night he didn’t let us sleep because he was listening music on the phone and woke up us at 5 in the morning sweeping the entrance. He also cleaned the dirtiest T-shirts in Africa. He’s Richard and he’s all love!
After two weeks you realize how many people are able to teach you, people living in unimaginable conditions of poverty, in a country as developed as ours. The truth is that it is sad to see how little we value everything we have, while there are people who thank me for being able to get up in the morning and continue their lives. These people don’t need a mobile, a car or a computer in their day to day, they don’t need a lot of material things that we don’t imagine to live without; Instead, they have something much better, values like honesty, loyalty, humility, solidarity, respect… Many of whom I have forgotten because of the little importance we give them today. We don’t need big things to be happy, we don’t need luxuries, neither jewels nor money; Sometimes it is enough to look around us and realize how fortunate we are to live where we live and have all the facilities we have. I got there with the idea of teaching the little ones, and I left there realizing that they had been what they had taught me. I hope everyone has the opportunity to make a trip like this. Despite the difficult things I’ve seen, I will remember the good, and especially the people I have known, and with whom I have shared most of the days, they know who they are. There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing that with small actions we help to make the world a little better ❤
Today I wake up with tears in my eyes, it is a mixture of feelings that I had never experienced, today my dream is over, and yes, I can say that it has been fulfilled. It has been days where we have laughed, we have wept, we have sung, danced, but above all we have learned, I have never learned so much in such a short time. And I am turning my heart into all the smiles of the people of Ghana, I like their people, it is amazing the world that we miss is a few hours by plane, we all have to learn from them, but I do not want to stop. Thanks to all the magnificent people I have known, because without them this would not have been the same. Many of you have told me that I have made you happy, and yes, I have, and this was the reason why I came here. Thank you to all the people who have supported me. Being here for 17 days has made me appreciate everything much more, it has been the most enriching experience of my life. Ghana, I’ll miss you and I love you.
You can not imagine how sad I am for leaving this impressive country, its landscapes, and above all, its people, its children with those bright eyes. The children of Bolga have stolen my heart in a few days, and now it’s broken into a thousand pieces, scattered all over the country. I’ll be back soon.
After spending two weeks in Bolgatanga, a small region of Ghana, I felt complete. My heart is full of love and kindness for this country and its inhabitants. This experience has been more than a life lesson, it has been an experience that has changed my life. I have discovered many ways to find happiness without luxuries or comfort. I’ve met some wonderful people. I have known many children with hearts bigger than their breasts, and smiles bigger than their faces. People who would give everything just to see someone smile. But above all, I have learned to appreciate what I have, and be thankful for it every day of my life; Because we don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow, but we know that today, with good deeds, and with our help we can change the world.