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Women’s Economic Empowerment Projects in Volta Region

Our Kadjebi project tour included the Crossroads International Women’s Economic Empowerment projects palm oil and garri producing facilities. Palm oil was first up. The dry season made it rather quiet at the site. Three women showed us the equipment and … Continue reading

Visiting Pro-Link’s Kadjebi Office & ADRA Project in Volta Region

It was a long, long journey, completed in one day. And worth every minute of time spent travelling there. I joined Executive Director Trudi Nunoo recently to visit the Kadjedbi office in the Volta District, north of the town of … Continue reading

HEALTHY MOTHER AND CHILD MATERNAL HEALTH TRAINING – Part Two

A visit to Nkroful Health Centre Myths, Mapping and Family Planning Stella Asmah, Assemblywoman, Community Health Volunteer, Esiama-Mozukrme Age 40 Most important thing learned during training? I learned about family planning. Without it children can become drop-outs. Family planning will … Continue reading

HEALTHY MOTHER AND CHILD MATERNAL HEALTH TRAINING – Part One

Important Lessons for Community Volunteers Home or Hospital Delivery? Knowing the Danger Signs In January, Pro-Link conducted Healthy Mother and Child training with community health volunteers, maternal health volunteers including some assembly representatives and Queen mothers. The training covered behavior … Continue reading

Kokrobrite Beach

Go a little west of dirty, dusty Accra and you’ll find a tropical paradise…Kokrobrite Beach. You have to brave bad roads near the end, but it’s worth it. A little reggae, rustic getaway, KB is dotted with unpretentious overnight places … Continue reading

Xmas in the Volta

Xmas was time for a little r’n’r in the Volta region. Here are a few snaps from our very relaxing trip! Meet Me There Eco Lodge – a very cool little spot near Keta. Great French press coffee and wood … Continue reading

Pro-Link’s Stars Shine Bright

Pro-Link drives its staff hard all year. That’s why it is able to complete projects on time and gain donor confidence. Diligence and working beyond the call of duty is the norm at this NGO. But some folks really rise … Continue reading

What the heck am I doing in Ghana…

A little about my mandate. I was sent to Accra by Crossroads International, a Canadian NGO that sends volunteers overseas to work with local partners. Crossroads does a lot of work to build capacity and improve the lives of women … Continue reading

Accra, Ghana: First Observations

I arrived in Accra a week ago and am starting to settle in. Natalie, the Crossroads liaison officer picked me up at the airport. Super hot…but not quite as humid as Hanoi so easier to take. I was swarmed by … Continue reading

NATJA Bronze Winner!

I am so pleased to tell you that I was awarded the bronze award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for my story Travels With My Dad: A Father-Daughter Bonding Journey through Southern Africa, published by Travel World … Continue reading