Category Archives: Footsteps to Ghana

Dagbamete Primary School

Odai, Kwasi’s grandson, found us in the village because he heard that three of us were teachers and wondered if we would be interested in visiting the local school. On Monday afternoon, he walked us over and introduced us to the … Continue reading

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Getting to know Dagbamete

On Sunday, our first full day in the village, we were treated to a tour by Godsway. He showed us the shrine (where people were starting to gather with their offerings and goods for sale), a giant shady space where … Continue reading

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Group Thoughts on Yiri to Dagbamete

I asked my fellow travellers for one memorable moment or observation from the 4-hour drive from the Yiri Lodge in Accra to Dagbamete. Here is a collection of highlights: “Stopping on the side of the road to pick up food … Continue reading

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Ghana En Route – Part 2

On Saturday morning, we had a low key start to the day: breakfast at 9, some time for re-packing, playing catch with the rugby ball, then hopping into the vans again for the trip to Dagbamete. We stopped a couple … Continue reading

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Ghana En Route – Part 1

Travelling as a group of 24 is a very different experience than family travel! The two hour bus ride to Montreal was filled with playing Heads-Up and excited chatter. In Montreal, it took us nearly two hours to get checked … Continue reading

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Ghana 2017 #1 Departures and Arrivals!

The group left Ottawa yesterday with all persons present, so I have been informed (thanks Ian!). That bodes well for the rest of the trip ;) We have 13 youth and 12 adults on the Footsteps 2017 journey. Here they … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #23

So this may be the last post from our Ghana trip, and this is not even about Ghana. Its September 1st and the air is cooler, everyone’s thoughts are turning to school,  work and next chapters. Footsteps to Ghana in … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #22

A few of Augusta’s favourite photos (check out her writing on Ghana post  #14) : And now one of mine: we always try to bring back drums purchased from local drum makers. Almost all of the drums we needed had … Continue reading

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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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