Sandra Amoah. She is to thank for getting this blog started.
Sandra Amoah’s full name is Sandra Yafi Agyapomaah Amoah. She is thirteen years old and is in the eight grade. She lives in Obuasi, Ghana.
Sandra is the reason this blog exists in the first place.
Sandra made me feel right at home in my new neighborhood. She is a very warm, friendly, intelligent and generous girl, and very eager to learn new things. She places a very high value on education.
Sandra approached me one day and asked if she could be my friend. I of course was very happy to meet new people who wanted to be my friend.
The next day, Sandra and three of her friends paid me a social visit.
Within a few hours, there were no less than 11 children at my house.
Sandra told me she wanted to learn many things. She had never used a camera before and asked me if I would teach her how to take pictures. I did, and she learned very quickly (you can see the photos she and her friends took that day here).
Sandra also told me she wanted to learn how to use a computer and the internet. I told her that I would be happy to teach her and her friends. I told her if she would bring me some stories of her life or other things that she and her friends had written, that I would put them on a blog on the internet, where the whole world could read their stories.
The next day, I was handed over ten hand-written stories, poems, riddles and biographies. I spent the next several hours typing them up and posting them on this blog. That is how this blog was born: from the request of one young girl in Obuasi, Ghana, asking me if I would teach her and her friends how to use a computer and the internet.
Sandra attends the St. Thomas Catholic School. Her first contributions to this blog were short autobiographical pieces, which you can see here and here.
Sandra understands the importance of a good education, and she has big plans. She wants to be either a pilot or a doctor when she grows up! She also wants to help orphans everywhere after she finishes high school.
Sandra has one younger brother named Eugene, who is also a contributor to this blog. Her favorite sport is football. She also helps her mom at home after school.