CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Marlyn Horsdal, Served in Ghana 1964-66, Podcast #224

Marlyn Horsdal was an English and Geography teacher in Ghana from 1964-66. She returned to Ghana in 1996 visit with another CUSO-VSO volunteer, Lynn Taylor. Surprised by the low proportion of girls in secondary schools, they founded a small project to help girls continue their education. 'Educating girls in Africa' is a project that provides scholarships for girls at high school in Kumasi, Ghana. Marlyn has also authored a book, titled 'Sweetness From Ashes', and the proceeds go to funding the girls' scholarships.

Marlyn spoke with Mark Manns, a CUSO-VSO volunteer, at the 50th Anniversary event at UBC on December 4, 2010.

This podcast was recorded during CUSO-VSO's 50th Anniversary Kick-off celebrations in Vancouver, BC. CUSO-VSO is proud to honor 15,000 volunteers and 35 million service hours in over 40 countries. The views expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the views of CUSO-VSO or its supporters. At CUSO-VSO, we believe we are changing the world, one volunteer at a time.

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