This weekend we went to cape coast. Although in true African style it was rushed, late and unorganised but it was completely worth it. On the friday we went to visit the slave castle after 6 hours drive. It was built by the British and used as a holding bay for slaves. I felt ashamed to be British. I've never felt that before. To know British people held 2000 slaves there ready for 'exporting'. For 3 months 800 people would be kept in a tiny dungeon. There was n...
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This morning we all split into groups. Most went to hospitals and clinics. I went to clean wounds at the leprosy clinic. Its a village where cured leprosy sufferers live. They were shunned by the community and families and abandoned due to the spiritual significance leprosy is thought to have. I feel so sad being there. I dont understand why the village needs to be advertised as the 'cured lepers village'. Segregating them just reinforces the stigma. I want to pa...
Woke up this morning hot. I didn't really sleep actually as i have a cold but its hot. We travelled to ho from accra today. Im pretty tired and feeling pretty ill at the moment. When we got to ho we met the other volunteers and josh etc. ot was lovely to see them but im ill and tired and not really in the mood. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better say as its outreach.