My greatest memory from Africa was after our work project in the village of Abrenya in Ghana.
Once we finished installing the electricity-producing merry-go-round for the schoolchildrenóused to charge battery-powered lanterns that the children and teachers would use to continue their studies after darkówe were asked to take a tour of the village.
This tour sent us into the jungle, where we came upon a small clearing with a few structures and then moved down the path to another clearing. It was not the typical village we all would have imagined.
We were gone for about a half-hour, and when we emerged from the jungle onto the soccer field of the school, all of the children started running toward us, screaming as one. They began hugging us in gratitude and joy, and wouldn’t let go. It was truly a gratifying and humbling experience, one I will never forget.
My name is Bob Meneve, and I am Generation V.