That Saturday Kasia and I travelled to Jamestown to take part in a walking tour run by the NGO 'Act For Change' - who had provided a couple of workshops for us during the project. They had just started running walking tours of the Jamestown district trying to give visitors an insight into this part of Accra that people often find difficult to access. The tour, given by the lovely Nii, was really interesting and covered lots of different religious, cultural and historical aspects of Ga life - and it gave us a new insight into the area which we had been working in for the whole project: the area where the majority of the children live. We visited a shrine, a traditional housing complex, and then made our way down to the old harbour.
After the tour we headed back to Osu for an end-of-project celebratory meal with all of the volunteers - both Ghanaian and international. We all brought food along, the most delicious being a dish called 'Kelewele' cooked by Anita - deep fried plantain spiced with chilli and ginger. Yum!
Our last couple of days were really a blur - thinking about buying presents for people back home, thinking about packing and travel plans, and saying sad goodbyes to those others of the team who were leaving before us.
On our last day, Kasia, Lauren and I travelled back to Jamestown to Mokola market for one last fabric-buying spree. By this point we were beginning to be a bit afraid about exceeding our baggage allowance, so we tried to restrain ourselves (with difficulty!). After the market we went and had an Alvaro in the Wato Club - an amazing 'spot' in Jamestown, where Louis Armstrong once played.
So, both Kasia and I would like to say one last final THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make this fantastic experience possible for us. That's: