Category Archives: Empowering Women in Ghana

The local ‘education system’, death of a chicken, and my last supp

After we adjourned, Meshach was adamant about me visiting the three schools in town- primary, secondary and the recently built high school. Apparently a former parliament member came from a neighboring village and so began devoting a lot of funds … Continue reading

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Day 3- Meeting the Women, the reality of their situation

No sleep last night- hotter, stuffier- I began concentrating on the intervals when the fan was going to hit me with a tiny reprieve as it rotated back and forth, just counting the hours until the rooster outside my window … Continue reading

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A few hours later: Desperately seeking internet, Meeting with the Elders/Leaders of Ekumfi-Akra

I spent the majority of the morning solo. I never saw Meshach and felt like a bit of a fish out of water going to explore without him (language, directionally challenged issue) He finally came around at noonish to tell … Continue reading

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Local language basics and my new normal

Local language basics and my new normal Twi (local language): How are you? (a group) Muhu te sen How are you? (one person) ete sen I’m fine- Mehuye Thank you- Medasse Welcome- akwaaba What is your name- Ye fre wu … Continue reading

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Day 2: A run along the beach, charades and my first shower

Not a lot of sleep, as expected. The cool breeze from the ocean could not penetrate the cement walls of my room, although my fan managed to counter the stifling heat so that a sheet was needed and welcomed (a … Continue reading

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Day 1: Arrival to Ekumfi-Akra

We arrived in Ekumfi-Akra today after two days in Accra. I was admittedly nervous about the journey…leaving the ‘comfort’ of my hotel in Accra (meaning there was internet, a ‘proper’ bathroom and abundant supply of air conditioning). I had no … Continue reading

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