Ghana

Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury and Bonsu Osei, professor of mathematics and computer science, accompanied two groups of students to Ghana, West Africa, in summer 2009 and again in summer 2010. During the two field courses, students visited the University of the Cape Coast in Ghana and conducted research into the country’s sanitation system. They also donated books to schoolchildren in the village of Kormantse-Nkum and visited such historical sites as the Elmina Slave Castles and the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture. Recreational time included learning to perform Ghanaian dances at the Cultural Center in Tamale, Ghana, and going on safari in Mole National Game Park.The high point of the trip (literally) was a walk 100 feet above the jungle on Africa’s only canopy walkway in Kakum National Park. Visit Eastern in Africa Project website.


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