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I am Josephine Mintaa, a proud member of Abena Mintaa’s family. We are originally from the Akupem Mountains in the Eastern region of Ghana, but we currently reside in Effiduase. My family consists of my mother, Eunice Mintaa, who is a cook at Effiduase R/C School, and myself.

I am a student at Effiduase Methodist Basic School, and I will be entering grade 9 when school reopens. I love my family very much, and we all take care of each other.

In my free time, I enjoy reading storybooks under a cool tree. My school has four main departments, including the ICT Lab, kindergarten, primary, and junior high school. It is located behind the post office and has five buildings with yellow and blue painted walls. I love my school because the teachers are excellent, and there is a lot of discipline.

Some of my favorite foods include Banku and Okro Stew, Fufu and palm nut Soup, Rice and Stew, and Kenkey with hot pepper. I would love to teach my host family how to prepare Banku and Okro stew.

I can speak two languages fluently, Akuapem Twi and English, and I would love to teach my host family how to speak Twi. For example, when they ask, “How are you?”, I would respond in my local language by saying, “Wo ho te sɛn”.

My ambition is to become a medical doctor in the future to help those who are sick and in need of medical attention. I am also good at football and athletics and enjoy listening to Hiplife music. Cartoons are my favorite movies to watch.

During my upcoming exchange experience in the USA, I am excited to learn new things such as riding a bicycle and experiencing how Americans celebrate Christmas. My hope is to one day finish my studies in the States and pursue a medical degree to achieve my future goal of becoming a medical doctor.

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Josephine Mintaa


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