Each one of us has a story to tell. Gabriel García Marquéz wrote, “What matters in life is not what happens to you, but what you remember and how you remember it.” We all have memories that have left deep impressions. In Ghanaian culture, these memories are transformed into stories that are shared in order to comfort, teach, entertain, and inspire others to be better members of the community.
Listening to and learning about each other is fundamental in our interconnected world. Understanding others helps us understand ourselves better. As a result, we realize there are many ways of knowing and being. Developing international mindedness is a process that includes both “reaching out” and “reaching in”. We invite you to learn something about yourself by listening to some of the stories from the diversity of faces at LCS.
International-mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility to its members. It is an awareness of the inter-relatedness of all nations and peoples, and a recognition of the complexity of these. Internationally-minded people appreciate and value the diversity of cultures in the world. They make efforts to learn more about others and to develop empathy and solidarity towards them to achieve mutual understanding and respect (Oxfam 2105; UNESCO 2015).