Ghana Group Projects Abroad (GGPA)

Savannah State University and Savannah Chatham County Public School System partnership

Savannah State University (SSU) has received a $91,236 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad program under the Direction of Emmanuel Naniuzeyi, Ph.D., director of the International Education Center and professor of political science at SSU. M. Ann Levett, Ed.D., chief academic officer of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) will serve as the project co-director.

The GGPA responds to the need to promote the development of foreign language and social studies curriculums steeped in the history, culture, people, geography, and language of the West Coast of Africa. The goal is to expose the historically significant relationship between Savannah, GA., a major port city in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and the West Coast of Africa, specifically Ghana.

A group of 11 educators from SSU and SCCPSS accompanied by 2 students will travel to Ghana for four weeks.¬† The team will do research, attend workshops and lectures on Ghana’s history and culture, visit historic sites, meet with kings, traditional leaders, and government officials, learn the Twi language etc. ¬†Information and materials collected in Ghana will contribute to curriculum development at both Savannah State and the public school system in order to enhance students’ knowledge in social studies.

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