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Full Circle Retreats -- Spiritual, Cultural and Educational Vacations to Ghana, West Africa -- Retreats
Full Circle Retreats -- Educational, Spiritual and Cultural Vacations to Ghana Africa
Cynthia B. Dillard, Retreat Facilitator
About Cynthia B. Dillard, Your Retreat Facilitator
Cynthia B.Dillard, Ph.D. has extensive experience in Ghana, West Africa.
is enstooled as Nkosua Ohemaa (Queen Mother of Development) in the village of Mpeasem in the Central Region of the country and was given the name Nana Mansa II.
built a preschool and is actively engaged in a number of community development projects.
Given the success of the preschool, she
husband are currently building an elementary school in Mpeasem as well!
future plans include the establishment of the Full Circle Rest and Retreat Center
, also in the Central Region of Ghana.
Dr. Dillard is a Professor of Education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and specializes in the areas of African centered and multicultural education and spirituality in education.
A gifted speaker, Dr. Dillard
has shared her
insights and stories about education, African (American) culture and spirituality at educational meetings, conferences and workshops throughout the world in place as diverse as Mexico, Japan, Thailand, Canada, and Ghana.
On Spiritual Strivings, by Cynthia B. Dillard
has authored numerous articles and publications and is celebrating her
first book, On Spiritual Striving: Transforming an African American Woman's Academic Life in July 2006 (SUNY Press).
is currently working on a second book Living Africa: A Book of Meditations.
is married to Henry (Kwaku) Oppong, who often assists with the Full Circle Retreats