Dienstag, 29. November 2016

My First Weeks in Guabuliga

Dear Braveaurora Friends,

My name is Julia, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Austria. I’m in Guabuliga since the 29th of October and I will stay here as a volunter till the middle of January. After my stay in Ghana I want to study Social Work in Austria. My hobbies are acting, singing, reading and meeting friends. I act in a theater group since 6 years now and it’s definitely my favorite free time activity.

My first weeks in the north of Ghana were filled with some ups and downs. Everything is so different here and I needed some time to arrive. It’s also my first time on a different continent, but until now it feels like Ghana was the right decision J

During my first weeks in Guabuliga the social workers Madam Suzie and Madam Eklimatu introduced me to their work, e.g. the reintegration concept and the yap programme. I also went to Tamale with the Project Manager  Abdul and Madam Suzie to have a meeting with the Department of Social Welfare (DSW), this was really interesting! Furthermore, Madam Eklimatu and I went to all the reintegration families to update some data. It was an entirely new experience for me to see how people live and work in their compounds. All of them were very friendly and did their best to help us! Of course I also went to the Chief of Guabuliga. I was really, really excited! We had a nice conversation and he welcomed me friendly!

As I mentioned earlier, acting is my greatest passion, that’s why I started working on a play with the YAP members. We try to meet twice a week and the play should show that family care is the best for children. Madam Eklimatu is supporting me during the rehearsals. We met three times so far and I’m excited about our next rehearsals already!

To sum up, I’m very glad to have this opportunity and I want to thank the BRAVEAURORA team for welcoming me in such a kind way!

Best regards,
The Chief and I

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