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... to teach at the school but since falling in love with these kids while they were on school holidays, I’ve switched to work more hands on with the daycare and orphanage. I couldn’t bear to start working with a whole new group of kids half way into my placement. But I get to teach and run little activities in the daycare centre also. On Tuesday we were learning to write the alphabet using mini chalk boards.
It turns out that here the first week of ...
Today we drove to another parking area,
we had asked the camps owner if she knew of any where else we could
go and she recommended her sister in laws place. She understood that
it was too noisy at the weekends, in fact she admitted that she goes
away for the weekends. We ended up the other side of Accra on the
beach beside the sister in law.
We spent a lovely quiet night by the
sea and it makes you much more relaxed. We ...
... jeux et concours sont organisés, dont un contour de costumes.
Finalement, il y a une chasse aux bonbons à travers les immeubles du complexe. Etienne passe une excellente soirée.
Samedi, il y a une autre soirée organisée, cette fois par une prof de LCS, Jodi, avec la complicité de plusieurs collègues. Ils ont mis les petits plats dans les grands. Cette fois, les enfants et les plus grands sont déguisés, et doivent traverser un décor ...
I had wanted to visit one of the infamous slave forts. I have always wondered how such a repulsive practice ever started and what it was like. I just read a book called Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade by Manu Herbstein. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject. There were some 15 slave forts on the Ghanian coast. The nearest and one of the best is at Cape Coast, about 2 1/2 hours from Accra through heavy traffic. Wiki: ...
... when they drew the knife across their throats very slowly and then threw the still alive/twitching animal away on the ground following the spilling of their blood - gruesome!
One of the best nights of this trip was the evening in Bascillica, Benin when we were supposed to camp and ended up staying in a local school yard with the villagers keeping us company for most of the evening. As I've mentioned, one of the purposes of this trip for me was the hope ...