Daquan is sitting in Charles’ Car.
Every time the children went on a trip and we passed Charles’ car, Daquan would make a comment about it. Daquan confided in me that he have dreams about the car.
One day when we were walking back from the garden, Charles let Daquan and the rest of the children experience what it was like to own a Beetle for 10 minuets.
Charles showed them the trunk, the engine, the gas pump and whatever else they asked to see. However, he never showed them the horn! They decided to look for it themselves. When they got out of the car to leave, Charles showed them where it was under the steering wheel.
So, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you would know that I love-love beetles.
I think my students love them just like me!
Walking back from the Garden, we spotted one and the owner allowed us to act like it was our for about 10 minuets!
His name is Charles. He is from Ghana. And this is his Story.
I was born healthy. However, at the age of 3 I got a disease called Polio. There were a lot of people catching it and dying. My mother took me to the doctor who gave me a shot which probably prevented death but left me crippled. I’ve been walking with crutches all my life.
I came to America a few years ago to get an education. However, I am not in school currently because I overstayed my visa. Now I am working to become legal so I could apply to school. After I finish school, I plan to go straight back to Africa. I don’t want to live in America.
Yes, education is much better in Africa but it’s also expensive. Here, in America, anyone can go to school. All you need is determination. I want to go to an university on the internet and get a free education.
With the education that I obtain, I would be able to help my people out more. I am the director of an non-government organization. With my organization and education background, I will be better off. My organization helps people with disabilities and those affected by disasters. It also has an orphanage, farming and tourism.
I aim to go to school for journalism and with a radio and TV background would be able to publicize my organization. I would like my organization to be between America and Ghana.
I have five children and my wife died in March.