Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ashanti Region


        The Northern part of Ghana is the Ashanti Region. In 1701 The newly established Ashanti Empire of Kumasi defeated the Akan Empire called Denkyira, who had been the main people with gold-working skills and were the center of the gold trade on the coast. The Ashanti grew in power with almost every passing year. They captured much of what is now Burkina Faso and the northern regions of Ghana. While in this area we stopped and were wildly welcomed by a group of children going home from school and some that did not attend school.

"Giddy-up, you jerry can."

Showing off for Sister Cannon.

In awe of their pictures on an i-pad.

Showing off new bracelets Katelynne and Lizzie had made for me to bring over.

School kids in their blue and white uniforms. Shoes not required.

Fixing a flip flop, called slippers here.

Shoes of many styles.

All girls love to pose.

A taste of home, even if it is UofA.

See the bracelet, but look at the eyes.


This beautiful girl had to work, no schooling for her.

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