The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement is pleased to offer this alternative winter break community-based learning trip. This is a joint project between Franklin & Marshall College, the Office of International Programs and the Heritage Academy in Ghana, West Africa. Through this program F&M students will gain exposure to global issues while helping the Heritage Academy students to find solutions to some local problems.
In the spirit of community solidarity and engaged learning, Ware Institute programs have a strict conduct policy and are drug free.
This alternative break program was initiated in 2011 by the Ware Institute. Kwesi Koomson ‘97, an alumnus of Franklin & Marshall College, dreamed of starting a school near his home village of Essiam in Ghana, West Africa. The Academy is a licensed and registered private educational institution in Ghana.
Kwesi and Melissa Koomson currently teach at The Westtown School, near West Chester, PA
When students arrive at Heritage Academy, they will be supervised by trip coordinators, Lilah Thompson '11 and Rachel Helwig as well as directed by the Heritage Academy's headmaster, Mr. DeGraft Tawiaha.