The Omega School in Kasoa, Ghana, is a U-shaped two-story cinder block building with cement floors, bathrooms, and clean water. The outside wall has been covered in plaster and painted with a rainbow of animals and letters. In the cramped courtyard, girls in pale yellow blouses and brown skirts and boys with button-down short-sleeve shirts and brown trousers produce a chaos of noise. Soon, recess is over and the voices dissipate as the students scurry into their classrooms for a meal of...

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