All photographs and slides are property of the author, Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given. Not for commercial use. 2005. Ghana: Images to Ponder. PowerPoint presentation by Patricia M. Anduss All photographs by Patricia M. Anduss,
All photographs and slides are property of the author, Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.
Not for commercial use.
Ghana: Images to Ponder
PowerPoint presentation by
Patricia M. Anduss
All photographs by Patricia M. Anduss,
unless otherwise noted.
Tafi Atome Village
What do you notice in these pictures?
What are these women doing?
How are natural materials being
used in these two scenes?
My first stay in Tafi Atome took place in 2000. I went back in 2004.
In those four years the villagers had made noticeable progress.
*The number of “bore” wells rose from 2 to 3. *Tafi now has a junior secondary school in
addition to their elementary school.
*They have developed cottage industries,
including corn grinding and Kente weaving.
Tafi Atome now has electricity. Is this an advantage or disadvantage for village life?
This is downtown Cape Coast. Notice the children working, the open sewers, and the beauty salon sign.
Cape Coast Roof Tops
Population below the
GDP per capita:
purchasing power parity
Ghanaians have found ways to make their homes with very little money. Why are there rocks on some of the roofs?
What does this image tell us about Ghana?
A tro tro
English is Ghana’s official language.
Christianity is the most popular religion, with 63% of the population.
Ghana has 46,176 km (28,692 miles) of highways.
37,678km (23,412 miles) are unpaved.
Life expectancy: 57 years
The average Ghanaian woman has
52 of every 1000 (or 1 out of 20)
children born alive dies within the
first year of life.
It is estimated that 67% are literate.
Most Ghanaian women are hard working
What is this poster conveying?
Is this a good way to encourage
a safer lifestyle?
Can you think of any
this poster might have?
As a result of posters and images
like this, many Ghanaians believe
that they can only contract AIDS
from someone who looks very ill.
This poster was at the entrance
of the Ashanti Gold Mine
Ghana AIDS Facts
3.1 % of the adult
population is HIV/AIDS
350,000 people living with HIV/AIDS
30,000 HIV/AIDS deaths
Data from the CIA Fact book. Figures are estimates for 2003.
Beach in Accra, the capital of Ghana
TOPP Palm Oil Factory
Palm oil is a reddish vegetable oil from the oil palm tree. It is used in cooking, margarine, and processed foods. Palm oil originated in West Africa. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, palm oil has long been known to promote heart disease.
TOPP Palm Oil Factory
Agriculture provided 34% of Ghana’s GPD.
60% of the labor force works in agriculture;
15% works in industry
The Republic of Ghana is a
Everyone over 18 can vote.
The current constitution was
approved in 1992.
Ghana is very proud of the fact that in 1957 it became the first sub-Saharan colony to gain independence.
16% of Ghanaians are Muslim, the majority of Muslims live in the northern part of the country where it is hot and dry.
Take a look at the youths outside the mosque.
What do you notice?
Why are some kids in uniforms and some not?
What might the image on this t-shirt mean to the boy wearing it? What does it mean to you?
Ghana has many proverbs.
Hate has no medicine.
Do not call the
The ruin of a nation
begins in the homes
of its people.
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.