Reading Blue Coat in Ghana

17/7 Sunday started off with the calling of a bullied goat at 5am in the morning which was music to everyones ears. After getting into our Sunday best, we met our buddies and headed into the village. We visited three churches starting off with the biggest Catholic church. In sharp…

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Reading Blue Coat in Ghana

Our third day in Ankwanda started with us all being woken up bright and early by a cockerel who is not a fan-favourite amongst us. Despite weary faces we were all ready to start the project. This involved us smashing floors with sledgehammers, cleaning away the rubble and cleaning rooms…

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Days 13-16

Day 13 We awoke knowing we had a lot to complete on the project but due to rogue carpenters we could only follow on painting the murals. In the afternoon, we took our buddies on another exciting excursion to the rainforest. Some of the buddies were petrified at the thought…

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Days 8 and 9

Day 8 Today we took our buddies to the beach. Here we took selfies with policemen and played some sport. We then had the opportunity to have a meal at the beach hotel, some of us had lobster for 35 cedis (?7!). Unfortunately, we cannot remember what we did in…

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Days 6 and 7

Day 6 We woke to cloud cover and set to the task of building cement blocks for the canteen. Our plans were soon scuppered as it poured down. Some were better than others, not mentioning any names (Ed Tabbari). Due to the rain, we moved indoors to paint where we…

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Days 4 and 5

Day 4 On Tuesday we started the project by sledge hammering the floors of two classrooms. This involved hammering, shovelling and carrying rubble, resulting in us covered by dust and sweat! It was also Ed Brown’s birthday, receiving a Ghanaian shirt and card. In the evening, we hung out with…

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Days 1 and 2

Days 1 and 2 Akwaaba (Greetings) from Ghana! After the panic of Accra, we’ve safely arrived in the community of Ankwanda. Having exchanged national anthems, we met our buddies and got to know them. Shortly after, the boys lost to seven years olds at football, whilst the girls learnt some…

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RBCS-Ankwanda Days 12-16

Day 12 We woke in the early hour. Pumped for some project work. We ate breakfast and headed off to work. Sally, Hannah and Anisha were on the murals. Making a creative treat upon the walls of the primary classroom. Jess was also painting in the library – making a…

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