Sunday, June 16, 2013
Last years fundraiser was very successful and we are going for bigger and better this year.
If you're interested in renting a space please send one or two photos of work you sell to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Besides being beautiful beads have significance. In Ghana recycled glass beads are most associated with the Krobo. From birth to death beads are important in their journey through life. When a Krobo child is born a bead is tied around their wrist. When the child's father cuts the bead he is claiming paternity and then the child is given a name.
A much publicized Krobo ceremony is the Dipo. A ceremony taking girls from childhood to adulthood. After the Dipo they can get married. During Dipo the girls are covered with beads, either from the family collection or rented for the occassion.
Yellow, red and brown beads are considered a sign of maturity.
Even people who claim that they are not shoppers buy a lot of beads when they get to the market. If you don't, you will be the first.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
If you'd like to volunteer to work with us in Ghana and make a difference in the life of an awesome kid,
let us know. We work with whatever skills volunteers have to offer.
Monday, June 10, 2013
This market scene and other photos in the story are by Charlie. If you'd like to read about their trip and see some nice visuals : playgallery.org/stories/ghana
Are you a professor- a student? We can arrange a program for you too.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Our plans include donating the books to schools in Ghana so that students can read culturally relevant
Here is an excerpt from my book "HARDSHIPS and GOODSHIPS in GHANA"
There is a rythm to life in Ghana, both literally and metaphorically, and once you get into step, you
fit right in. It's difficult to explain, but it's something you can feel. The people, the traffic, even the
fishermen who are sometimes accompanied by drums as they pull in their nets. Weavers hum as
they work to keep the rythm ....... it's a slow dance. "No hurry in life". No straight lines. To follow
the beat it's best to circle around, do a few back steps and slide right in. Then visitors start to
Like to dance? Think about joining us in Ghana. email@example.com