Posted in June 2011

Living on Stilts

Living on Stilts

I decided it was time for a weekend away. Well actually, Angela, a jhr trainer from Accra, came to stay with me during the week. She wanted to do a freelance story on the oil impact. Since she is originally from Pinawa/Winnipeg, we had some fun times. Pretty much, I would laugh like I do in … Continue reading

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

Yesterday was World Refugee Day. How did you get educated about what is happening to over 47 million refugees over the world? In my time in Ghana, I have visited the Ampain Refugee camp twice and met with refugees about their experiences with education and the ongoing political and ethnic struggle going on in the … Continue reading

My Birthday Week

My Birthday Week

It might not be Vegas… but it will do. For those of you who don’t know, I usually celebrate my birthday over one week in Canada. Here, I just kind of used my birthday as an excuse to sleep lots over the week. I have a Ghanaian birthday buddy and she happens to be one … Continue reading

Education is a Right

Education is a Right

Education in refugee camps is one of the topics that I really wanted to investigate during my time in Ghana. I got my chance to look at the situation first hand during my to visit Ampain Refugee Camp last week. The camp houses around 7000 Ivorian refugees that fled from the recent political unrest in … Continue reading

Taking in Takoradi

Taking in Takoradi

Wednesday was a holiday here in Ghana… well actually in all in Africa. That’s right, Africa Day! Now in Canada, the best parts about holidays are usually the night before. Yes, I know I usually complain that they overcharge and the lines are long but it is still awesome because no one works the next … Continue reading