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Friends, Family and Home (by Ben)

sunny 30 °C

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Emilie with Beatrice
When we arrived Beatrice was always very very excited to see us, and she was always very happy when we were trying to speak Ewe.

First we tried to introduce ourselves:
Nyoo konyenye Ben ............ My name is Ben

and we were always asked:
Eh foa? .......... How are you?
to which we replied:
Eh, mi fo. ............ Yes, I am fine.

or similarly:
Eh boa? .......... Are you back?
to which we replied:
Eh, mi bo. ............ Yes, I am back.

But sometimes we were spoken to for longer,having no idea what was said. Most of the time you can answer by saying "Yes", or "OK", which in Ewe is "Eh" and "Yo". People always found it funny that Emilie would just look at each other in confusion and then say "Yo".
This usually works, but Emilie did accidentally agree to getting married at least once.

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From left to right:
Porshia, Celestine, Beatrice, Helen, Sandra, and Bless at the bottom

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Emilie with Innocensia

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A white girl, Porshia, Michael, Bless, Innocensia

I found it funny that Ghanains were very happy lively people, but as soon as you ask for a picture they are very serious looking.

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Shine, Sandra's son

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Sandra and Shine

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Emilie and Porshia

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Porshia and Bless
Only Bless was not wearing her traditional African clothes, and I am not sure that she knew what the words on the T-shirt meant.

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Sandra

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Sandra and Shine

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Sandra tying the necklace onto Emilie.
Emilie is already wearing the necklace that Sandra made
The beaded necklace that Sandra is tying was made by Beatrice.
Also, Innocencia gave us a bracelet each that matches the necklace Sandra gave.

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Bless

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Emilie was successfully taught to carry a pan on her head.

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Captain Eku, at the Salvation Army Hostel in Accra.

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Emilie with Shine

Posted by Fat Face 11:51 Archived in Ghana Tagged volunteer

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