Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ron Phillips

Board Member Director of Public Relations Ron Phillips works in public policy in Washington, DC. He began his career as an aide on Capitol Hill, where he worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. He has worked for several agricultural industries in the communications and government relations functions.   A native of Ohio, he received a BA degree in communications from Cedarville College and a MA in journalism

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Joan Vistica

Board Member Vice President & Senior Operations Co-ordinator Joan Vistica joined Global Caravan because of her love of reading, interest in education and desire to see children who want to learn have the resources they need to achieve their goals. She is a part time student at University of Maryland and serves in the children’s ministry at her church leading the Awana club. She lives in Maryland with her husband Greg and her three daughters.

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Todd Kilbourne

Board Member President & Senior Advisor E-mail: Tel: 703-801-4285 Todd is currently a Lead Systems Engineer at Systems Enginuity, Inc. Todd has previously worked as Principal Engineer at JIL information Systems, Inc; and as a Senior Electrical/Systems Engineer at SAIC. Tood was educated at the Catholic University of America; and at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Electircal Engineering.

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Eby Aka

Board Member Founder & Senior Strategist E-mail: Tel: 571-970-3909 Website: Eby Aka, the founder of Global Caravan for Education and Cultural Exchange, was born and raised in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire. As a trained English teacher, Eby Aka started his career teaching in local private schools before he was accepted to teach French and African Studies at the international Christian Academy

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YouTube: Ghana’s Poorest Regions
Ghana's Poorest Regions

This video highlights some of Ghana's poorest regions and educational efforts underway by aid organization VSO.

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Education in Ghana: The Numbers
Education in Ghana

UNICEF Facts on Ghana's Education   Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*, male 81 Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*, female 79 Number per 100 population , 2010, mobile phones 71 Number per 100 population , 2010, Internet users 9 Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male 69 Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female 72 Primary school participation,

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Children need help
Child learning to read

Children need help. We believe that access to books and education is the first step toward equipping these children to rise above their circumstances and develop their God-given talents and abilities.

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Facts about Ghana

Ghana   Ghana is located in West Africa. It is sandwiched between Ivory Coast to the West and Togo to the East, Burkina Fasso to the North and the sandy shores of the Gulf of Guinea to the south. People Ghanaians are made up of many ethnic groups. Some of these groups include the Akans, Mole- Dagbon, Ewes, and the Ga- Adangbes just to name a few, with the Akans being the majority. Language Due to the diverse ethnicity, there are over 100 different

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