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Notes from Ghana #21

For good reason, many of these “Notes from Ghana” posts have focused on the youth in Baobab and their experiences in Ghana; their connection to the kids and culture, especially Dagbamete.  You have also heard about our terrific manager, Hayley,  … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #20

Donations: Canada to Ghana During the eighteen months of planning and fundraising for the trip, we also were raising money and collecting much needed supplies for some of the cultural groups and schools and libraries we were visiting. What a … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #19

Here is a description (and a little history) written  by Rory Magill of my naming ceremony that the elders invited everyone to share. This included a shot (or tot) of the local Akpoteshie which everyone in our group was offered….we’re … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #18

Cross Country Travel & Fruit Usually when we take the Youth group to Ghana, we pile into 2 or 3 vans to make our travels. With 35 in our party this time, that only worked some of the time. For … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #17

So now that we are back in Ottawa, I will continue to try to fill in the gaps from some of our adventures, knowing full well that you really can’t communicate the complexity of sensory and emotional experiences we all … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #16

Now, some writing from the newly shaved Rory Magill (called Sakura now that his head is shaved…a ritual for him on Ghana trips). Here he is describing our last night’s party in Dagbamete that I alluded to…… Kwasi has a … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #15

So…its pretty late (for Ghana time) and we just had an amazing party with live drumming from a Kpanlogo/Bobobo group, a HUGE dance session, and outdoor dinner for 50 set up in front of the lodge. Fantastic food (more than … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #14

Two Views from the Top In the Cape Coast area, on Monday, we spent the morning exploring one of Ghana’s rainforests. The Kakum Rainforest is a magical place, made more so by the seven rope bridges built high above the … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #13

Hi All, Sorry for not posting for a few days.  We took our three day trip to the Cape Coast area, so that’s why you have not been hearing from us (although I know several of the kids got in … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #12

So you have heard the occasional comments about the dresses and outfits. Kwasi’s daughter Angelina is a favourite among us all, staying up late sewing traditional outfits for all the women on the trip. And the guys have had all … Continue reading

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