Band Aid: Stop the stereotypes

I don’t need to explain why Band Aid 30 can have a detrimental affect on the wider communities of Sub-Sarahan Africa, it’s been done so eloquently by Fuse ODG, Ben Keene, Cecilia Lynch on Africa is a Country and Bim Adewumni. The evidence on the damage that stereotyping and ignorance can have is also highlighted in […]

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I love Ghana because…

One of my favourite projects in the summer was, with a lot of help from Coco, meeting people and asking what is was about Ghana that they loved so much. Patriotism certainly isn’t a dirty word in Ghana and the flag can be seen proudly flying everywhere you travel  with the national anthem is sung […]

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Church at St Cecilia’s

On Sunday the whole KickStart Ghana Summer School team were invited to meet the community of the church that is connected to the school. We were all really honoured to be invited (even if 7am was a little early…) and were asked to introduce ourselves to the 300 people at the service. The Father also […]

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The definition of time in Africa

I recently finished reading The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski, an excellent book detailing his account of post colonial Africa from his first hand experiences. One section that particularly struck me was the concept of time when compared from a European and African perspective. I can especially relate as he wrote this section […]

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