Since our last blog post, we’ve had several adventures, and we’ve made significant progress on our project. Last weekend, we traveled to Cedi Bead Factory in Kofordua so that we could better understand the bead making process and view a center like the one we are building in action. We then traveled to Ghana’s Volta Region and had an exciting weekend.
On Saturday we had the opportunity to attend a Ghanaian wedding. It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to experience Ghanaian culture.
We have nearly finished clearing and leveling the construction area, and the support pillars are cemented in the ground. Construction on the roof has been delayed for the last couple of days, due to several complications, but in the mean while we have been constructing the tools that are used in the bead making process. As of this morning we have constructed 8 of the necessary tools. Dan, our supervisor and host estimates that we have 8 more days of construction work
Our entire team is thoroughly enjoying themselves. Working with in ABAN in Ghana has been an amazing experience thus far, and I’m excited to see what the next few weeks hold.