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Photo Essay: School Mornings in Kumasi

It is Monday morning and school is on the mind of each child at the Touch A Life Care Center in Kumasi, Ghana. Photographer Nancy Borowick followed a group of Touch A Life kids as they prepared for a school day and boarded their bus to a private school in town.

To these kids who have experienced forced labor, exploitation, and a life of slavery, school is directly equated with freedom and the opportunity for education is never taken for granted.

 

Justina waits on her roommates and sisters to finish getting dressed for school.

Justina waits on her roommates and sisters to finish getting dressed for school.

 

Justina, Abigail, and Comfort pause for a moment on the steps of their house.

Justina, Abigail, and Comfort pause for a moment on the steps of their house.

 

Abigail, Mary, and Christiana wait as breakfast is served.

Abigail, Mary, and Christiana wait as breakfast is served.

 

Francis, Johannes, and Caesar eat a warm breakfast.

Francis, Johannes, and Caesar eat a warm breakfast.

 

Esedem finishes a little homework before his school day begins.

Esedem finishes a little homework before his school day begins.

 

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The older girls lead the way down the path to meet the school bus.

 

Baba walks up from the Care Center to meet the school bus.

Baba walks up from the Care Center to meet the school bus.

 

Cornelius take a few minutes to study as he waits for the bus.

Cornelius finds a few minutes to study as he waits for the bus.

 

Benedicta and Mary read a letter.

Benedicta and Mary read a letter from friends.

 

Baba boards a bus full of young students from the surrounding community.

Baba boards a bus full of young students from the surrounding community.

 

Abigail finds her seat on the school bus.

Abigail finds her seat on the school bus.

 

Felix and Johannes wave good-bye as they make the journey to school.

Felix and Johannes wave good-bye as they make the journey to school.

 

Doris bids farewell to the Care Center as the bus pulls away.

Doris bids farewell to the Care Center as the bus pulls away.

 

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1 Comment

  • Martha Leeson says:

    Amazing photos Nancy! You captured the spirit and beauty of the people of Ghana. I know these people well and I know they would still be finding something to smile about if it was raining outside. The work being done at Touch a Life is changing lives. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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