11 April 2016

Ghana: The Big Tidy Up


Location: Bolgatanga, Upper Eastern region of Ghana with Cleap Mop Company

Whilst I was out in Ghana, I noticed a very big problem from day one, that being: litter. There's a few issues with littering in Ghana, being a developing country there's bigger fish to fry than picking up litter, as well as the fact that many are not educated on the long term effects and the risks that litter brings. One night there was a huge fire outside of my home and I asked my Ghanaian family what was going on. 'Well it's rubbish day, they're burning all the rubbish to get rid of it'. In Ghana, it doesn't really seem to be common knowledge that burning waste is really bad. Bad for the environment, bad for our lungs. So feeling like this issue was one that needed to be addressed, myself and the rest of the team that I was working with out there decided to dedicate a little bit of time to running our own litter campaign.
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5 April 2016

Seven Frank Truths About Living In A Developing Country

Seven Frank Truths About Living In A Developing Country

Location: Bolgatanga, Upper Eastern Region, Ghana

From bucket showers to rice balls, living in rural Ghana was a major test to see how well I could adapt taken out of my pampered, princessy life back in Manchester. Signing up to work or volunteer in a developing country is a major step and something that I believe changes you and gives you a new set of eyes on the world. If you're thinking of doing it, there's a million reasons to do it which outweigh the few things that you're scared about. So without further a-do, here's a couple of truths about what to expect...
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