Every weekday morning at 7:00 AM the Bridge Year Ghana group congregates around the breakfast table to nourish ourselves for the full day of learning ahead. We are all teachers at different Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) both in and around the village of Oguaa, and after each ingesting our early bird specials of bread, eggs, and ripened papaya we set off on our walks.
Archive – March 2010
The Guria Center is an organization working in the red light district to combat sex trafficking that, among other things, provides non-formal education and a safe space for the children of sex workers. Every day, just after our complicated clapping patterns and right before "FOLD YAR HANNS! KALOZ YAR AYES! MEDITATION ESSTART,"
Six stoves needed to be built in Mahuapampa the morning of the twelfth of February, a Friday. Six families would have completed the platforms on which the cleaner-burning stoves would be built. They would have prepared batches of barro, Spanish for mud, following the perfect barro recipe-clay, water, hair (human or animal), dung, salt or sand, and hay.
Now that we are at the halfway point of our new lives in Nis, it seems that life has once again taken up a semblance of regularity, something which we had all hoped for but was difficult for us to envision happening so soon after leaving Novi Sad. After such a short amount of time, though, we have already started forming unique ties with our new hometown and the people we have met here.