Bleach and bike gangs.

Just outside of campus, about a 10 minute bike ride away, is where I will spend the bulk of my time: the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana. We finally visited it on Tuesday (May 8). The director, who goes by “Mama” took a moment to show us around the location and inform us that the…

Back to Accra

Last Wednesday Ebenezer told us he would be out of town and our internship would begin on Monday, so we followed suit and ran off to Accra for the weekend–the epicentre of Ghana round 1. Daniella: “Where are we staying in Accra?” Me: “I don’t know. But I got peeps, we’ll figure it out”. We…

A violent, Ghanaian rainstorm.

Writers and Rememberers

I was woken up in the middle of the night by the most violent rainstorm of my life. I tried to take a picture and it was one of the many moments where my camera simply will not suffice. I realized in the most exciting. “I never want to forget this” moments of my life,…

Re-travelling

Airplane travel: the art of being sedentary, sleeping a lot, and still feeling tired. It does make me value my ability to sleep anywhere and everywhere. Those silly airplane-go-around-your-neck pillows? Amazing. Here’s the zig-zag: Vancouver to Dallas (4 hours), Dallas to London (10 hours), London to Accra (7 hours), Accra to Cape Coast (2 hour…

The Letter

This is the letter we wrote to SFU and the University of Cape Coast before beginning our internship: To Whom It May Concern We are honoured and excited to be nominated by SFU to participate in the Students for Development Internship with the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. While we are enthusiastic about our…

The Briefing

Hello friends, family, and internet creepers; welcome to my new blog! This will start out as a travel blog, since I just landed in Ghana (and if you didn’t already know that you probably fall into the 3rd group). Let’s establish some basic information: How’d I swing an internship in Ghana? I found a random…