Ryan loves serving others, and for that reason, he chose to help Ghana Make a Difference for his Eagle Scout Project. Ryan is on his way to being an Eagle Scout in Team 308, Council 106. He is a super young man, and Ghana Make a Difference is grateful for his hard work at making the very first Ghana Make a Difference Book Drive happen.
Ryan’s and his father, Matt, were working together to create the Ghana Make a Difference website. As Ryan worked on the site, his love for the children grew. He had originally chosen a different Eagle Project, and after working on the web design, he decided to change his project to help Ghana Make a Difference. Ryan’s mom, Wendy, said, “Ryan really caught the vision and ran with it.”
Ghana Make a Difference has an assistant who specifically helps anyone who wants to become involved with a Ghana Make a Difference volunteer activity. Ryan began working with Pam on possible ways to help the children at the orphanage. When Pam was asked to explain her involvement with Ryan and his project, she was excited to say, “What a wonderful experience this has been. I had a wonderful time working with Ryan on his Eagle Scout project. The excitement we shared with his Eagle project was so fun and rewarding. Ryan is a great boy! I will for sure be attending his Eagle Court of Honor!”
Ryan worked with his Team (Troop) and made a phone campaign requesting book donations. The following Saturday, the team circulated to collect the books. Ryan says, “All the books were sorted to make sure we delivered books that the children in Ghana would benefit from. Soon the books will be delivered to Ghana to help start the orphanage library. I can’t wait to see pictures of volunteers reading the books to the kids, who for most will be the first books they’ve seen in their lives.”
Ryan was in charge of this project and it was directed by him. Wendy told us, “We have helped at times, but he has spearheaded it all.
I actually got really sick during the critical portions of the project. If this were a “mom-driven project,” it would have fallen apart. He did it all.”
Ryan collected 222.5 pounds of books. He was happy with the generous response he received. Thank you Ryan and Team 379 for your hard work to provide books for the children.
Many books went to the orphanage this past month with Kyndl, who is volunteering at the orphanage for four months. The orphanage didn’t have books for the children to read or look at. Now, the children are thrilled to have these books that they can over and over again. They say, “Thank you RYAN!!”