Abby Selden
Abby Selden
Ghana 2010
Abby Selden is a recent graduate of the Honors Program at Belmont University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism, with a minor in Political Science. Abby has a passion for volunteering and learning about other cultures – she feels so fortunate that she had the chance to spend three months living and working in Ghana. Read More About Abby →

October Letter from Abby

Letter Ten (October 3, 2010) – Math Lessons and a Sacred Crocodile Pond

In this week’s letter, Abby discusses how she and Ayla find themselves having to combine lessons because the Ghanaian teachers regularly let school out too early. They also try to devise new ways of giving their students the individualized attention they need in certain subjects, particularly math. Abby has an interesting weekend visiting Takoradi, Nzulezo, Busua Beach and Egyambra, where she witnesses a fetish priest feeding a live chicken to a crocodile.

Helping with classwork

An individualized math worksheet

On the way to the Nzulezo stilt village

Busua Beach

Waiting for the crocodile feeding in Egyambra (skirt made in Ghana!)

The sacred crocodile, just fed by the priest in Egyambra

Leaving Egyambra after the alligator feeding

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