In our last post we reported about the first annual Anansi Inter-Satellite Quiz. The winning team of that quiz were invited to take a trip to the Volta region of Ghana. Here is Anansi Managing Director Daniel Osei’s report on the trip.
Good day Mama,
We thank the Almighty God for a successful trip to and fro the Volta Region on tour with our students.
We were twenty people on board excluding the driver. We left for the trip early Monday morning on the 6th of August, 2018. One first place of visit was the Akosombo Dam, where the students got the chance to learn more on how electric power is generated and transmitted to our homes. The students were curious to find out more from the series of questions they asked the tour guide.
The second place of visit was The Adomi Bridge over the Volta River. We made the students walk on the bridge to the side of the water to experience the engineering works done over the water. We then moved to Agotime Kente Village to learn and engage the weavers of kente in the village. It was a mind blowing experience for the students who found it had to believe the mathematics that goes into the making of the traditional cloth. Some practiced weaving and others just couldn’t set off their eyes from the fabric.
We started the second day with The Volta Regional Museum. Where the students got to learn more about the people of that region. The materials/artifacts available in the museum induced the students to ask many questions and get answers to their doubts and queries. We then proceeded to the Monkey Sanctuary close to Hohoe for the students to have fun with the Monkeys. The students were wowed about how the monkeys were friendly. The third place for that day was the Wli Waterfall, the highest of its kind in Ghana. The fall became the pool of our students. Their day’s stress was washed away with the fresh and chill waters from the fall.
The tour ended on the third day with the visit to Laite Wote, the home of Mount Afadjato and Tagbo fall. We did only the mountain. Hiking the 885m high mountain was a task. The pains of the hike shielded the early morning vibes, but the hope of reaching the top was high. We all managed to get on top of the mountain – come and see the jubilation. “I made it”, “We conquered the mountain “, “Here we are, Afadja “ and the likes. The self fulfillment in the students after hiking to the top was great. I used the experience to advise the students after they have shared their experiences.
We got to Cape Coast around 8:00pm on Wednesday and the students said they can’t wait to share their experiences with their parents and friends.