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August 12, 2013

Local educator makes trip to Africa

ORANGE — Dr. Brant Graham, the West Orange–Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Director of Special Education, traveled to Ghana, Africa this summer with a team of educators from Louisiana College. They conducted Professional Development Seminars for teachers in three cities, Suhum, Kumasi and Accra.

While there, Dr. Graham met with Okroase Presbyterian Primary School.

Okroase Presbeyterian Primary School and West Orange–Stark Middle School will begin an education partnership this school year as “Sister Schools” through the Opportunity Education Foundation. This program will allow the middle school to reach out to teachers and students in this developing country by sharing ideas and fostering cultural understanding. This is the second consecutive year for Dr. Graham to participate in the program.

“I am humbled by my time in Africa. In the midst of so few resources, there is joy along with the hope of opportunity, through education,” he said.

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