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IND EP END E N T MIND S , W O RK IN G T O GE T HER The College of Wooster | 108 Ebert Art Center 1220 Beall Avenue | Wooster, OH 44691-2393 In Closing TH E AKAA PROJ ECT Lauren Grimanis ’12 In 2007, Lauren Grimanis ’12, now a senior studying global development and management, worked with a Ghanese woman, Joyce Doho-Efa, to co-found a nonprofit organization in the remote, impoverished village of Akaa in eastern Ghana. Since then, The Akaa Project (www.theakaaproject.org) has estab-lished a school, founded a community micro-finance jewelry and batik project, and instituted health care programs. Here, Liz Plumley ’13, sports a friend and a team t-shirt (a remnant of March Madness). Other members of the Wooster team in Ghana this past sum-mer were Laura Higgins ‘12 and Frances (Boo) Flynn ’12. “I think the photo is important,” says Grimanis, “because it shows the con-nection between Wooster and the Akaa community.”

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THE AKAA PROJECT Lauren Grimanis ’12

In 2007, Lauren Grimanis ’12, now a senior studying global development and management, worked with a Ghanese woman, Joyce Doho-Efa, to co-found a nonprofit organization in the remote, impoverished village of Akaa in eastern Ghana. Since then, The Akaa Project (www.theakaaproject.org) has established a school, founded a community micro-finance jewelry and batik project, and instituted health care programs.

Here, Liz Plumley ’13, sports a friend and a team t-shirt (a remnant of March Madness). Other members of the Wooster team in Ghana this past summer were Laura Higgins ‘12 and Frances (Boo) Flynn ’12.

“I think the photo is important,” says Grimanis, “because it shows the connection between Wooster and the Akaa community.”

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