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Reflections on Ghana one year one by Thea O’Sullivan

25th August 2023

It’s been a year since RobMac helped sponsor Thea O’Sullivan  as a Project Trust teacher in Ghana. Thea has now returned home and was keen to share her thoughts about her experiences.


I have now had time to digest my time in Ghana and begin to reflect. I want to share my final thoughts and experiences of the whole year.



This year has taught me so much and opened my eyes to a new way of life. Ghanaian culture is one of openness and teamwork. I have been inspired to take on these values in my own life and always have room in my heart to help and look out for others. The comradery I experiences especially with the women of Ghana has been amazing. The women of Ghana are super heroes, they take on so many roles. They are teachers and sellers, business women and amazing cooks, wonderful mothers and talented singers.



I left school after my students sat exams , I was so proud of how hard they worked and the results they gained. I can see an improvement in their confidence and am sure this will continue as I pass my project on to the next set of volunteers.


In my final month in Ghana I got in touch with an NGO called “Girls Club Ghana” and helped them to find a period manual to share with girls in the region. They also have a program teaching communities to make their own reusable menstrual pads. My mother and I were able to donate some materials for them to do this.


I would like to thank everyone who supported me throughout this year and encourage all those who have the opportunity to visit my second home, Ghana.