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February 20, 2014

Homeschooled student becomes youngest in Africa to earn black belt

Submitted by the Ghana Homeschoolers Group

In 2011, homeschooled student Aasha Manns earned her black belt in Shotokan karate and received national recognition for being the youngest individual on the continent of Africa to do so. Now 11 years old, Aasha is still pursuing karate and currently teaches adult students along with her older sister Destiny, 12 years old, who has earned her black belt as well. Their younger sister Imakhus, 9 years old, will be testing for black belt in March 2014.

Aasha (right) and Destiny

Aasha Esi Manns makes history

Modern Ghana, the nation's leading news source, covers the Shotokan karate ceremony where Aasha Manns, a homeschooled student, became the youngest in Africa to receive a black belt at the age of eight.

Read the article here.

The Manns sisters are homeschooled in Ghana, West Africa. In addition to karate, the sisters have also joined a chess club team at the American International School and are active participants in the Ghana Homeschoolers Group. The group is formed by parents who have come together in Ghana to find activities and fun, but educational, things for our children to do together. We meet at each parent's house and mingle and enjoy the company of both the parents and the children. So far we have about 20 homeschool kids in this group that are in the grades ranging from kindergarten to 11th grade. We welcome all homeschoolers who are moving to Ghana to join us while we make homeschooling in Ghana more exciting for our children.

Visit the Ghana Homeschoolers Group website.

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