I took this photo of Deron Meilstrup tonight over dinner. Deron is a counselor who has been in West Africa for 2 years with his wife Mary Beth. Mary Beth is the media strategist that I have been working with on website stuff for the region.
The river is a favorite hang out for the kids from the village. They help their mothers carry the dirty clothes down then they splash and play while their moms wash the clothes and gossip. This boy was sitting on the bank of the river when we took Trey down for a swim.
This colorful setting is at the Happy Child Learning Center in Nalerigu, Ghana. The boy tried hard to look quite studious with his book open. I love the texture on the walls – you can tell it gets LOTS of wear from the children.
When going down to the river we passed this man returning from the hunt. Unfortunately he was returning home empty-handed. What do they hunt up here? There are some small deer in the bush as well as very large rodents known as “bush rats.” I’ve had bush rat before and almost broke a tooth on […]
I got the uncanny feeling that the sheep was looking me directly in the eye and saying the slogan painted on the van as we passed it on the road to Tamale at 65mph.
In the pediatrics ward, this little bowl and mortar (?) are used to crush pills and mix them with water so that the medicine can be given to babies who can’t chew/swallow pills. I’m not sure how old the metal bowl is but it has a beautiful weathered look.
I have taken a lot of very sad photos – especially of children – while following the doctors on rounds. However, I don’t post many of them because I don’t want this blog to be depressing – we want to focus on the hope that is being given here. Hope given by the dedicated hospital […]
I confess, my title has been sensationalized a bit. The water at the river does run rapidly over rocks, but it is only white because of the soap used by the women washing their clothes in it. Trey’s visit to the river was still exciting though. Probably more for the women and children there than […]
I went to a local elementary school and was taking photos of the artwork in their courtyard. One of the teachers yelled at all the kids to leave so that I could take my pictures. I was snapping shots and then spotted this curious boy peeking around the corner.