For specific information about my experience in community education, see my Social Justice page.
Above is a picture of the sunrise in Ghana through the trees near the beach. While this may not seem related to community education, I remember the reason I decided to take this picture. It was the first picture I took once I actually got to Busua. One of the scholars, Henry, told me that, if I don't document what's important to me and what I see, how are people back home going to know what I learned? How am I going to teach them about what goes on in Ghana if I just have words? Just this small exchange reminded me that, part of why I went to Ghana, and part of why I attempt to learn from people wherever I go, is so that I can help others understand. Life is about teaching and learning from others. It also reminded me that, sometimes, you need more than just words to teach.
Community education is about finding out what the community needs, helping people work together to address those needs, and finding ways to disseminate the information and tools necessary to change the community for the better. To the left, Henry is leading a house meeting. The group is talking about how they can help the volunteers understand their roles in the house and community. Not only is their project community education, but also to help us, as volunteers, understand how to help in their efforts of community education.