16 Jun It Takes a Village: West Africa Grassroots Education Learns About Village Life
Posted at 06:18h in West AfricaWritten by Will Clarke, 2014 West Africa: Grassroots Education. Last week, our West Africa Grassroots Education crew left the bustling city of Accra and headed for the serene villages of Togo, but not before a quick stop in the country’s coastal capital, Lome. After arriving in Lome and crossing the border on foot, we settled in and explored the city. On day two, the crew was sent on a scavenger hunt through the city to find our fearless leaders. We we able to learn more about Lome and Togo in general while exploring the Grande Marche and Le Marche aux Fetishes, where we learned about traditionalist religions. After our brief stay in Lome we headed for Kpalime, where we learned more about Togo’s eduction system and what is being done to promote quality education for all. Our stay in Kpalime was short but sweet, as the next day we strapped on our packs and began a four day hike through the mountains from Kpalime to Wli, a small village in Ghana. Our first stop was Kuma Adame, a village in the mountains of Togo. In Adame we explored ancient sacred caves and learned about the village and its history. We were also able to hike to the top of the nearest mountain and observe all of the surrounding villages, an experience that left everyone speechless.