Category Ghana 2013 – Volunteering Diary

Day Twenty – Tuesday 3rd September

I had a funny day today. It started off with Will having to abandon me mid-journey to because he felt sick. He went home and remained there all day. In his words it was a ‘puke inferno.’ I think it was the half-frozen chicken he had with his dinner. I refused to eat it and […]

Day Nineteen – Monday 2nd September

I made a new friend today! Red red the stray/Projects Abroad cat! He is filthy and probably disease – ridden but he is so cute! He headbutts your hand when you make a fist with it and when I was writing he attacked my pen. I think I want a cat. Other than Red red, […]

Day Eighteen – Sunday 1st September

I woke up as Will was shouting that breakfast was ready. It took me a while to work out what was happening, I think I was still a bit drunk. I had one contact lens in and only realised this after I’d been prodding the lensless eye. This gave me a sore eye before I’d […]

Day Seventeen – Saturday 31st August

Last night was a bad idea. None of us got more than two hours sleep which was horrible when ou have to travel for three hours on a cramped tro. We got up and went to Oxford St so I could get money out from the mastercard ATM at Barclays. I also needed to buy […]

Day Sixteen – Friday 30th August

Only a half day today. I only have eight full days left in the office. Its gone too quickly! We had a bit of a job getting to work this morning. We took the usual route to 37 lorry pack and then decided to try and get a tro the rest of the way instead […]

Day Fifteen – Thursday 29th August

I have been here for two weeks already! It’s going scarily quickly as I was told it would! I’m out of my mid-trip slump now which is good news. I’m looking forward to this weekend. We’re going to Ada Foah which is where the sea meets the river and it’s really pretty. We went to […]

Day Fourteen – Wednesday 29th August

Will made the gender equality outreach to Dodowa sound like the worst thing ever and it really isn’t. Me and Maddy had a good laugh all day. It’s a village about two hours north of Accra. Our contact in Dodowa is called ‘Honourable’ and is a local politician so is good at talking! Normally he […]

Day Thirteen – Tuesday 27th August

Today was not as productive as yesterday. I spent most of my time preparing for the shelter in the afternoon. I got up at 6.25 today! I was so panicked! I still managed to get ready before Will though. We got to the office at 08.00 and I began to read about the upcoming court […]

Day Twelve – Monday 26th August

Today I stayed in the office all day. I actually had quite a productive day. We were early to the office today which gave me time to check Facebook and sort out the things I needed to do in the day. Firstly, I had a conversation with Eben about potential interviews I could conduct for […]

Day Twelve – Monday 26th August

Today I stayed in the office all day. I actually had quite a productive day. We were early to the office today which gave me time to check Facebook and sort out the things I needed to do in the day. Firstly, I had a conversation with Eben about potential interviews I could conduct for […]