Photographing Mummy Barrow and Mammasaurus taking photos of Davina, taking photos of a 3year old boy whose mum has worked at the Virtutious Women’s Bakery for 7 years and trains other women how to make and hawk bread.
Today’s visits to projects here in Ghana has been amazing, inspiring, exhausting, hot, but more than anything full of stories I am bursting to tell, from talking to Davina about motherhood and women’s rights, to experiencing first hand some of the amazing ways projects funded by Comic Relief help to change lives and empower people.
Here is a little video I made to unpack my day, it talks through the pictures I have included below it:
Children singing in the creche as their mothers work in the bakery across the courtyard
Dough arrives carried in by Veronica, who featured in the Comic Relief Great British Bake Off
Inspiring and caring teachers
Preparing to grease 200 tins
Expert hands get to work on the dough
Proudly showing off her chalk board
Watching mum at work, while looking after the little ones
Blowing bubbles at the end of our visit
Assante, project worker in Agbogbloshie Slum takes us on a tour, he tells me of the challenges of lack of sanitation, running water, drugs, prostitution, HIV and the amazing opportunities created by Comic Relief funded projects.
Ground floor of the school in the midst of the slum, originally a shack with 20 students, it now educates over 200.
Older children learning more formally upstairs in the school
View over Agbogbloshie slum from the school building
Assante introduces Aishetu who came to the city slum from a small village after her parents died. Training as a hairdresser has brought her financial security and pays for her younger sister to attend school.
Mercy set up her bead making business with support from Comic Relief funded projects.
Tuesday 4th February was Comic Relief’s 25th birthday, so much to celebrate, believe me today I saw it first hand.
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