Author of this post:
CBS Project Manager Melanie
Are you curious, how Navrongo looks like? Today, let me take you on a tour! 🙂
In the short video, you see the environment of what I call “Navrongo Down-Town”. It starts from a junction where many women sell fruits and vegetables (every day, not only on market days). Right there, there is a big park, the police station, the fire station and the prison. Also, the Navrongo bus station is there and both the old and new markets are close by. From there, it’s about 2.5 km to the house of Gordon. The way leads along the main street (“Hospital Road” or “UDS Road”) of Navrongo with many of the shops, banks and services on both sides of the road. Just when reaching the War Memorial Hospital in a part called “Navrongo Nogsenia”, we branch to the left where you see the neighborhood and Gordon’s house, where volunteers normally stay. (By the way: the house already looks a little different now 😉 – but more about that in a different post!!). The walls you see just next to the house are walls of what was ever actually supposed to be a sports stadium – which was, and probably never will be – completed.
OK, so let’s go – yen ko! 🙂
P.S. The music is by the great Ghanaian musician Ebo Taylor (please, if you can, try to attend any of his shows! His energy (he is now 80!! years old!!) is just amazing – and he at times still plays shows also in Europe!). This song is called “Mizin”.
About the author:
Melanie is a social anthropologist and holds a MA in Development Studies with a focus on Local Development Strategies from the distinguished Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She is a qualified trainer of youth leaders in Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation and has led youth projects in Switzerland, Ghana and Kenya.
Melanie is a Co-Founder of CBS Business School and the Co-President of Sono Foundation Switzerland.
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