This week has been a pretty normal one, so I'm going to post some fotos that
give you an idea of how our week normally goes.
Tomorrow (Friday) we start on our ten day trip to the northern region of Ghana.
If all goes well, I'll have plenty of cool fotos to share when we get back.
For now, however, take a look at some of what we do and see in a normal week.
(note: two of these have been posted before.
If you've seen earlier posts, can you tell which ones?)
|Much of the week is spent in the dorm, or what in the British|
tradition are called halls. This is our hall, home to
18 obrunis (that's us - white foreigners) and hundreds of Africans.
|A shop under the stairs. Our students have made good friends|
with the women and girls who sell here.
|Monday thru Wednesday we spend a lot of time in in this|
classroom. Students take African Literature, People and
Culture of Ghana, African Politics, Culture and Ethnography, and
a class in Twi, one of the local languages.
|Inside the night market, the evening line is beginning to form for supper.|
Rice, a piece of chicken and a little salad costs around $2.
|After an hour of drumming, it's two hours of dancing. Again,|
different movements and different rhythms. When we get it, it's
a lot of fun. It's also some pretty major exercise in a hot room.
The skin is glistening in short order.
|Here's Anna talking with one of the girls. Anna is learning|
about the girl's story, what she's like as a person
and what her hopes and dreams are.
|This is Lea. She works at Challenging Heights, an organization|
that rescues child slaves and helps them toward a better start in life.
With children, much of the work is about education, and Lea is helping
the children with their schoolwork.
Finally, we get to Saturday, which is unscheduled, unless of course
we have an excursion planned, which we do about half the time.
Come back and visit the blog around November 10.
I bet you'll find some great images and stories from our trip up north.