Sunday, July 01, 2012

A New Adventure: Peace Corps

I am departing for Madagascar with Peace Corps in just over a week. If you want to follow my adventures in Madagascar, check out (and follow!!) my PC blog --

Friday, March 02, 2012

Christ Orphanage on Facebook

Christ Orphanage has officially joined Facebook! Take a minute to LIKE the Facebook page!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ghana Memories in Photos - 2008 Part 3

Kitten at my adopted family's house.

Pictures speak louder than words.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ghana Memories in Photos - 2008 Part 2

Just another day on the roads in big deal.

You can literally buy anything on the streets in Accra.

Thought it was cool so I took a photo! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ghana Memories in Photos - 2008

Some never-before-seen photos from my first trip to Ghana. These photos bring back so many memories and make me yearn to return to Ghana right now!

Baby Richmond and I. This baby is now a now a happy walking, talking, school-going little boy!

Miss Ghana -- located in the center of Hohoe.

Local children looking into my classroom at Christ Orphanage.

These little booths sell everything from toilet paper to beautiful fabrics to food to cell phone credits to clothes.

More photos coming soon!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Still want to donate?

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  -Mother Teresa

Still want to make a donation to The Ghana Project's Farm Animal Project? Do it today -- PayPal link is to the right of this post!

Fundraising will end on Christmas day.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

You saw the what?

Let me guess, you saw the video that I posted on Facebook about The Ghana Project's Farm Animal Project and you came here to find out how you can help.

Well, I have answers for you!

To make a donation online, click on the Donate button just to the right of this blog entry. You can pay via your PayPal account or via credit/debit card.

If you prefer to write a check, that is more than welcome too! Please make out your check to our fiscal sponsor, Eyes On Africa and send it to Nicole Pampanin at 4924 Balboa Blvd #252, Encino, CA 91316.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Contact us at

Feeling inspired? Want to do more? Spread the word! Let's make this project as successful as possible! Email Nicole for a copy of the fundraiser flyer. 

Thank you in advance for your support!!!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Thank you for your donations!

A huge thank you to everyone who has already made a donation towards The Ghana Project's Farm Animal Project! It means a lot to me and to the kids at Christ Orphanage. We are still raising funds so please spread the word to your friends and family. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Do Something Good!!


Help Christ Orphanage build a sustainable farm by donating an animal. 

Chicken - $3.00
Goat - $50.00
Sheep - $90.00
Animal Coop - $300.00

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated -- every dollar helps.
You can make your gift by either sending a check made out to our fiscal sponsor,
Eyes On Africa to Nicole Pampanin at 4924 Balboa Blvd #252, Encino, CA 91316, or using the PayPal Donate button on the right side of this blog post. If you want to make this gift on behalf of someone else, please send us their name and email address and we will send them a holiday card via email noting that a gift was given in their name. 

All donations are tax-deductible.
Contact us at

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kaneshie Market

The Kaneshie Market, which I wrote about in a previous blog post is the market in Accra where we would shop for our produce. The Kaneshie Market was featured as a pit stop in the Amazing Race last year. Watch this clip, to see the market bustling with people.