Folk tales handed down for generations in Ghana are now published in school books thanks to a team of Faculty of Education teacher candidates from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Education students Jessica Bens, Holly Corbett, Meghan Epp, Alisha Hoy, Dorothy Marcy, Stephen MacInnis, and Sara Pereira worked with junior high school students in Bolgatanga to choose, illustrate, and write the folklore for seven storybooks.
The project is part of PhD student Cindy Bourne’s research exploring the design principles of global service-learning projects. Fundraising is under way to ensure that copies of the books become available in the primary schools of Bolgatanga and plans for more books are being developed. Click here to view the books and for more info.