Part two of a question and answer session about my year in Ghana with AFS/YES Abroad.
Part one of a question and answer session about my year in Ghana with AFS/YES Abroad.
Kente weaving is an ancient art, its roots dating before 3000 B.C. This past week Drew, Adriana, and I visited the largest kente village in Ghana – Tafi Abuife. Every child in this village of 3000 is taught the art of weaving kente upon reaching the age of seven – as a birthright, responsibility, and means of making money. The ‘click clack’ sound of looms can be heard across the village.
1. Birthdays: A certain optimist said the following quote regarding birthdays. “Birthdays are great, it’s when everyone tells you they’re happy you were born. Soak it up and be thrilled that you’re alive, that you’re so dank, that you have an awesome life and that it’s going to get even better.”
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary is easily one of the most fantastic places I’ve been to in Ghana. After spending the night nearby at Wli waterfall, we bought $2 of bananas, hopped in a taxi, and made our way to the monkeys. These little guys awaited us…
As you may remember, this past December I stopped schooling at Achimota due to a myriad of reasons. AFS told me I would start acting school and catering school by the beginning of January, so I’ve been kicking back and relaxing for the past two months.
It’s been a while since I posted a general update about my life, so here goes…
Atirique, Tuepa, Adzogbo and Agbadza. Have no fear; I shall teach you how to pronounce the names of these dances upon my return.
One note before watching this video: all five of my fingers are still intact. That being said, enjoy!
Last Thursday I Skyped Barron Collier High live from Ghana and conducted a study abroad scholarship presentation followed by a Q&A session. Come check out the video of this event.
In “Epic Laundry Time,” (a parody of “Epic Meal Time.”) I show the process of washing clothes by hand. I hope you enjoy watching it!