Today marked the starting point of our jobs, internships, and research in Ghana. Auntie Ann, our hostess, was amazing as per usual and helped all 13 of us get to our internships all over Cape Coast.
Students worked at schools, Planned Parenthood, the Credit Union, and countless other jobs. While everyone started working, Mackenzie and I scoped the markets in both Court Acraba and Abura to meet vendors and to figure out the logistics of agricultural film and research.
Despite our different experiences, we all shared one common thread. It was hot. As people made their way back to the Fair Hill, they headed straight to the fridge for water and cooled off beneath the fans.
From the Fair Hill we visited Kojo’s village, Kwaprow, to teach and observe his school. The school, BCL International Classes (Bodes, Chantal and Lakai were the names of the school’s first volunteers), is an afterschool program where students eager to gain higher marks practice French, Math, English, Theater, etc. All of the children were adorable, and we all had a great time teaching lessons, playing hand-games and taking pictures with the students. On my camera, over 100 pictures, more than half of them were taken by students of students. The session ended in handshakes and laughter as the Davidson students hopped in taxis back to the Fair Hill.
Upon arrival, a seamstress had prepared her notebook and measuring tape to fit us for our traditional Ghanaian outfits. I can’t wait to see how the Davidsonians back in the States will react!
With love from Ghana,