Author Archives: Kerry Gogush Cule

Home again!

The youth and chaperones made it home last night, after nearly 36 hours of travel (driving in the vans to Accra, flying to Amsterdam, flying to Montreal, then bussing back to Ottawa). Everyone is safe and no one required serious … Continue reading

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Birding in Ghana

One of the morning routines in a typical village day can include a walk along the red dirt roads leading away from the village centre. This is the coolest most peaceful time of the day. The people of Dagbamete rise … Continue reading

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Festival of Friends and becoming an elder!

On Saturday, we participated in the Festival of Friends, a celebration of Kathy and Kwasi’s 27 years of collaboration. Baobab Youth and three local groups performed and over 300 members of the community joined us. To make the day even … Continue reading

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Friday Preparations

Friday was a pretty low key day for our crew after rehearsing with Sammy and Kofi (from friends from Dzogadze). There was a buzz in the village, though. All around us, people were getting ready for the festival: painting buildings, … Continue reading

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Kakum Rainforest Canopy Walk

In the middle of the trip, Kathy had arranged for us to travel to Cape Coast for around three days. While we were there we had a very busy and exciting day, where we had the opportunity to visit the … Continue reading

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Arts Centre

The arts centre had some higher-end goods for sale. It was a rather large market, but there weren’t very many customers, so the vendors were very attentive. This area was probably the highest pressure sales that we’ve encountered. As we … Continue reading

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Nima Library Visit

On July 17th, the group visited another one of Kathy Knowles’ beautiful libraries, the first being a community library in a small fishing village on the coast, Goi.  Before travelling to Cape Coast, we visited the Kathy Knowles’ library in Nima … Continue reading

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Dagbamete ICT Centre Internet and Wifi

Like so many other things here, we take internet for granted, but in Dagbamete it is difficult. Popper (pü-pá) runs the ICT centre at the school and he coordinates the classes so that the classes access the internet in the … Continue reading

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Market day

This past Wednesday was market day in Akatsi, a larger village that is a 20 minute drive from Dagbamete. We went there after lunch with several of our Dagbamete hosts as guides to do some shopping. For most of us, … Continue reading

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You don’t have enough goats to marry my daughter!

We were told yesterday that we were going to a “community drumming” session in a nearby village. We were kinda stressed. We weren’t keen to show off our “skills” as freestyle dancers or drummers, surrounded by people who had been … Continue reading

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