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Alba del Puerto
I was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. I studied Economics there and upon graduation I decided to move to the UK to have an International experience. In London I started working for Hult International Business School as an International recruiter for Bachelor students. This gave me the opportunity to travel Europe, to discover new cultures and to meet amazing people. This is how I met Fred. I still remember the first conversation I had with him through the phone, Fred came across like an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial young man. I remember that he really impressed me, I thought that his profile was great, that he had a great potential and that he would achieve great things in life… and I was right! Fred ended up applying at Hult and quickly he stole our hearts… We are very lucky that we had him at Hult for a year, in such a small amount of time he did amazing things for the school and the community. I feel so grateful I had the opportunity to meet him, Barbara and Mike. Their story, passion and dedication is an inspirational source and I am thrilled to witness and participate in this amazing project which is the Godfreds Foundation!
Kiki Huettl was raised in Cypress, California. She attended California State University Channel Islands where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science. With a passion for travel she has visited over 50 countries and while on the Enrichment Voyage through Semester at Sea in May 2013 she met the Allison Family. In the Spring of 2014 Kiki sailed on Semester at Sea and while in Ghana visited Senase with Fred and Barbara. Once she graduated from California State University Channel Islands her only desire was to travel the world and help people. She is planning to stay in Senase for several months and help the students and people of the village before continuing her travels. Kiki will be contributing to Semanhyiya American School by planning field programs for the students, assisting with the hiring of teachers, and creating fun activities for the students every Friday.
I am an undergraduate student at the University of San Diego and I am majoring in International Business and Finance. At the beginning of my sophomore year at the University of San Diego, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Fred and The Godfreds Foundation. Immediately after hearing Fred’s short explanation of the organization, I knew I wanted to get involved. I had coffee with him one day and he told me more about his childhood and his journey to where he is today and how vital education had been in his life; needless to say, I was amazed. Education is such a powerful force and every human should have access to it. Not only has my involvement in this organization changed my life, but it has inspired me to change the lives of others. I cannot wait to get our first school up and running!
David “Davo” Richards
I just graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Prior to college I traveled and lived in new parts of the world on boats and kayaks, I backpacked, hiked, and mountaineered. Also for a while I roadtripped around the US in my Jeep with my dog. I have a love and respect for the outdoors, education, and adventure. I have worked construction and have designed rainwater gardens in the deserts of the South West United States. With my new degree I hope to help lift communities’ quality of life. I also am forever yearning to explore. Last Summer (2014) on board the Semester at Sea ship I met Fred and once he knew I was interested in taking part in these projects he invited me to lend my design skills to The Godfreds Foundation and the building of schools and playgrounds. I am truly grateful for this experience and am excited to be a part of it!
I’m from San Diego, California and I’m currently studying International Relations at the University of San Diego. As a freshman in college I studied Elementary Education at St. John’s University with plans to become a teacher in the Peace Corp. Although I still plan on spending time in the Peace Corp, my interests and passions for Human Rights and Social Justice led me back home to San Diego to equip myself with an education to pursue a career with the United Nations. My deepest passion is connecting with people, learning and growing from shared experiences and seeing the world in a new way. I met Fred through the Changemakers club at USD and was instantly touched by his story and his dedication to ensure that the children of Senase have the best opportunities for education. I couldn’t be more excited to travel to Ghana and have a small hand in changing the lives of the children in Senase!