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Chicago-Accra Sister School Relationship

Chicago’s Francis W. Parker School and Accra’s Tuskegee International School have had a productive sister school relationship since 2006. Led on the Chicago side by Parker First Grade Teacher Bev “Greenie” Greenberg, the two schools have participated in numerous educational exchanges. Greenie is currently in Accra and blogging about her experiences. Read the blog and…

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ACCRA: Israel Idonije Foundation Visits Ghana

From March 30–April 8, 2014, Chicago Bear Israel Idonije traveled to Ghana with his Israel Idonije Foundation (IIF) to launch a 5-year partnership with Free The Children’s Adopt a Village Program . Through this platform, IIF built a schoolhouse; constructed clean water systems, including latrines and wells; supported health awareness programs; and provided resources for sustainable community…

Accra Committee Donate Books to Accra High School

The Accra Committee under the direction of Robert Acquaye, donated books – 4 boxes each – to Accra Girls High School, Accra High School, Ghana Library Board and Joy FM, all in the city of Accra and Oasis Christian Academy in Kumasi.

Francis Parker’s 4th Annual Tuskegee Trot Supports the Tuskegee International School

Francis Parker’s 4th Annual Tuskegee Trot supports the Tuskegee International School, one of Parker’s official Sister Schools, where 1st grade teacher Beverly “Greenie” Greenberg volunteers twice a year, in Ghana, West Africa. Every year Trot raises several thousand dollars, which put a roof on the newly constructed parts of the school, bought much-needed school supplies…

First Lady of Ghana Visited Chicago in Partnership with PROJECT CURE

Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, First Lady of Ghana visited Chicago in partnership with PROJECT CURE to help raise awareness about the need for medical care in Ghana and to support the delivery of life-saving medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in Ghana. PROJECT C.U.R.E. exceeded its fundraising goal for the event. Enough money…

Newly Appointed Mayor of Accra in Chicago

The newly appointed Mayor of Accra, the Honorable Alfred Vanderpuije, visited Chicago and met with the acting executive director of Chicago Sister Cities and the education sub-committee chair. They discussed ways to expand on the relationship between Chicago and Accra, including health care, best practice exchanges and education.

Web Video Exchange

Students at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and Labone Senior Secondary School in Accra, Ghana created and exchanged Web video stories about their lives and their communities. University scholars guided a Web dialog about the students’ stories. Exhibits and public performances grew out of this exchange.

Second Annual Accra Technology Camp

The Second Annual Accra Technology Camp took place from August – September, and introduced Ghanaian children to computer skills, including navigating the internet, graphic design and other software use, as well as solar technology.