After a week spent mainly in the KCCR Seminar room and the Tek Hostel, it was time to take a trip into the heart of
Crossman himself gave us an introduction into the history behind the I.T.T.U. and how the centre came into existence. He told us that we were still “on KNUST soil” and the collaboration between these ingenious artisans from Suame and eager students from the University is perhaps the defining feature of
The participants had the rest of the weekend off to let off some steam get to know both the surrounding area and their fellow participants a little better. The group headed down to the campus pool that evening for some ice cream, music, diving and a new and exciting (if worrying barbarous) game of gutter ball. If anyone is having trouble understanding what this gutter ball consists of, simply try putting water polo and anarchy together and you should have the gist of it pretty quickly.
The next morning, battered and bruised but surprisingly refreshed, the participants had the chance to head on some excursions on Sunday morning. Our trip to the lake was scuppered by the inefficiencies of the Ghanaian transport system but thankfully this didn’t prohibit us from visiting the palace of the
Some of our teams set off on their second village visits today, to explore further the country we have been learning so much about. One of the teams in particular, the Rice De-Stoning team, are going to get to see more of the country than any others. On their first village visit they realized that none of the villages IDDS has been working with farm rice and as such, the information they needed simply wasn’t available. In typical IDDS fashion they have simply adapted their approach and set off this morning at 8am for the Northern Region, and the border between