I have been fascinated how Ghanaian women carry babies on their backs and also how they carry heavy objects on their head.
Today while visiting the market, I saw an unbelievably adorable child that wrapped her doll on her back to carry it…but upon closer review, it was not a normal doll..it was Robocop! I wish I had a picture of this girl, but I do have picture of how a mother carries her baby.
Early in the day, we visited a primary(elementary) school. During a visit with the youngest grade(4-5 yrs), I took the picture below. At first, the students were afraid. Then, one brave soul came up and touched my hand. After seeing that nothing happened to that child, they all wanted to touch me. Awesome kids!
In the afternoon, I played football(soccer) at the local field. I originally ran with some players from the local team. It turns out Ghana is very hot so running sprints on a soccer field is not ideal. Despite not being a team member, they let me practice with the team and only laughed when I did something really bad. While my appearance may resemble Wayne Rooney, my soccer skills do not:(
I ended the day with a farewell feast with the host school. I left them a few gifts and they gave some awesome African style dress clothes( you may see on Monday). This time, they demanded that I ate the whole meal with my hands. Thus, I ate fish, Banku, and avacado without the restrictions of silverware:).