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Today was an exciting day filled with fabric and bead buying galore!


We began our journey to Koforidua and stopped at the mall in Accra. There, we found a Shop Rite, Payless, Puma, and other stores! The best store in the mall, and where we spent the majority of our time, was the fabric store. We purchased so many beautiful Ghanian fabrics to make shirts, skirts, pants, and dresses in Kumasi!

We then continued our trek up the Aburi Mountains in the Eastern Region to go to the Koforidua Bead Market. Here, we did more shopping! We had a chance to observe trees and flowers during the trip, and the view was absolutely beautiful! We bought tons of jewelry, key chains, and beads. On our way there, we stopped at a village. The voodoo priest that was there gave the group a tour of the shrines in the village.

At the hotel, we met with Belinda, who is the head of unit schools for children with intellectual disabilities. She spoke with us about her career and how she has developed programs for unit schools to implement strategies to help children with intellectual disabilities communicate more effectively. Tomorrow, we will begin the Professional Development program in Kumasi. We can’t wait to start learning with the teachers in the area!

Best,
Kristen

 

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