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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

Ghana: Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given. Images to Ponder

PowerPoint presentation by

Patricia M. Anduss

All photographs by Patricia M. Anduss,

unless otherwise noted.


Tafi Atome Village Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

What do you notice in these pictures?

What are these women doing?

How are natural materials being

used in these two scenes?


Tafi Atome Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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?


JN Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

This is downtown Cape Coast. Notice the children working, the open sewers, and the beauty salon sign.


Cape Coast Roof Tops Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.


Unemployment rate: Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

20% (est.)

Population below the

poverty line:

31%

GDP per capita:

purchasing power parity

$2,300

Ghanaians have found ways to make their homes with very little money. Why are there rocks on some of the roofs?


JW Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

What does this image tell us about Ghana?


A tro tro Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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.


Ghanaian Women Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

Life expectancy: 57 years

The average Ghanaian woman has

3 children.

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

and industrious.

AMN


What is this poster conveying? Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

Is this a good way to encourage

a safer lifestyle?

Can you think of any

unintended consequences

this poster might have?

JN


As a result of posters and images Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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

compound.

JN


Ghana AIDS Facts Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

3.1 % of the adult

population is HIV/AIDS

positive

350,000 people living with HIV/AIDS

30,000 HIV/AIDS deaths

Data from the CIA Fact book. Figures are estimates for 2003.

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Beach in Accra, the capital of Ghana


TOPP Palm Oil Factory Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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 Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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 Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

constitutional democracy.

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.


Nakori Mosque Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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?


Nakori Mosque Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

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. Patricia M. Anduss. They may be used for educational purposes only when credit is given.

Hate has no medicine.

Do not call the

forest that

shelters you

a jungle.

The ruin of a nation

begins in the homes

of its people.

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.


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