I haven’t been posting much on this site in recent weeks. As the resident director for this year’s Davidson-in-Ghana program, I’ve been helping students make posts on the official website at ghana.davidson.edu.
This short video is from earlier in the month. [Read more…]
It’s been a year since Obama’s visit to Cape Coast, but there are still many signs of his visit. This billboard is at Pedu Junction, where we turn off the Accra Highway either to go into downtown Cape Coast or to return to our guesthouse in Abura. Pictured are the two presidents – President Atta Mills of Ghana, and our own President Obama.
We just drove for over 12 hours in our bus! Everyone in the program is tired, but safe and sound in Cape Coast.
In the picture above, behind Michael is a small group of elephants hiding in the trees (for their dinner). More posts on the ghana.davidson.edu will follow later, after everyone has had a chance to rest after the busy weekend.
We have not updated the site recently because the students have scattered to different places in Ghana for the weekend for their family homestays. As a result of not having any students, my family, Sarah Bennett, and Helen Cho had the weekend to ourselves. We took a mini-vacation from Cape Coast and stayed in nearby Biriwa and the Anomabo Beach Resort.
After the morning rains on Saturday, we spent the afternoon on the beach. Just before dinnertime, we ran into Peter Gross (Davidson ’02), his wife Jessica, and a colleague of his Rosemary. I had just met Peter in Accra the week earlier, since Brittany Pillsbury ’12 has been exchanging emails with him for her project.
Peter is working here in Ghana on a microfinance project, and has been a great resource for our students. He’s also a great guy and a lot of fun!
As students return from their homestays, we’ll return to our regular postings – if I can get them to write about the things they did, since there will be a lot of excitement tonight as everybody catches up with each other’s adventures.