“It takes a village…to do everything.” Today we learned something similar to this in class concerning environmental awareness and pollution prevention practices in Ghana. Each person in the village has a specific duty concerning the cleanliness of their environment—how well these duties are enforced is the problem. As informative and important this lesson was, everyone was extremely tired afterwards. It’s kind of ironic because the fans were on high, the breeze coming into class was nice, and the topic was interesting. However, I think it was the extra 15 minutes of class, slight repetitiveness of certain points and confusion at times due to the professor’s thick accent that may have drained our energy.
That all changed once we went to Cape Deaf for dance and drum. We had a wonderful workout that woke everybody up and we finished learning our first full dance called jera from the North. It only took three classes! We were all so awake and energized that many of us kept dancing all the way to the Fairhill Guest House and a few still danced once they were settled in their rooms.
However, the highlight of my day happened around dinner time when I was introduced to what may possibly be my favorite Ghanaian food: kontomire. It has spinach, beef and other ingredients. I don’t really know what they are but after tasting the kontomire, I know I like them. Everyone seemed to like it—except Aria who doesn’t like spinach.
Tonight we are enjoying watching a game of “football”, Chloe is craving kabobs, and Andrew and the camera crew—Mac, Kelly and Sarah—are working on their video. Regardless of what anyone is doing tonight, we all are thinking about the same thing: our loved ones at home. We all miss our family and friends—Andrew is trying to plan a special trip back to Korea so he can spend at least a week at home. So to our family and friends, we love and miss you very much and will continue to keep you posted throughout our journey.