Project: Africa Heartwood Project

Country: Ghana

Emily chose to work with Africa Heartwood serving an orphanage of Liberian refugees who were living in Accra, Ghana. This was a natural extension of her time with the Peace Corps where Emily also was in Ghana teaching art at a secondary school. Her 6 months of work with the orphanage also involved helping them get ready to resettle back in Liberia which took place in the summer of 2012. Emily was one of Lauren’s best friends and had grown up with her in Windsor, Co. The two often dreamed about a variety of international experiences and Emily has carried on this vision of being a global citizen. She is a graduate of CSU.