A whole new world… work and home

After a week together in East Lagon with the lovely Aunty Tina and Uncle John, we’ve now all moved in with our host families who we’ll be with for the remainder of our stay in Ghana.

Myself, the team leaders and Julie are all living with Aunty Ann, her daughter Joy and their two dogs Scooby and Rascal. Aunty Ann is so sweet, she’s nearly always smiling, in fact today is her birthday so she’s thrown her self a little party, but the smile on her face would make you think everyday was her birthday. That’s aunty Ann.

As well as also moving in to our host home we’ve also started our placements.

I’ve started work with Nutie foods who grow and supply mushrooms to supermarket chains and luxury hotels across Accra. Myself and Jamal; who is my work partner, have used this week to really get to know the business so we can really get our hands stuck in and be of good use. Last weekend we went to their farm in Edukrom Akupem, which was an hour and a half journey, when we finally got there I was amazed at how much time and resources actually goes in to making mushrooms.

With our new found knowledge in mushroom production and understanding of Nutie Foods, myself and Jamal are keen to be of support and we also hope to make a difference before we leave. No pressure there then!.

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