SAP Social Sabbatical Ghana - week 2!
Second week of the Social Sabbatical in Ghana… what a week! We have been working a lot on our deliverables for the Youth Bridge Foundation. In two weeks from now we will deliver a communications strategy for the Youth Bridge Foundation, to help them become more efficient in several areas like project management, audience engagement and IT. I’ve learned over the past two weeks working with the staff of this organisation, that they all have such great passion for their country and the positive development of the youth in Ghana. It is inspiring to see and experience this! This makes it even more rewarding to be able to help them :-)
Besides working at the office of the Youth Bridge Foundation we also have the option to work at our hotel in a conference room specially dedicated to the SAP team. Which is great, because we need to write a lot and do a lot of deskresearch so we don’t have to go into the chaotic traffic of Accra every day ;-)
Besides working we also have some time to enjoy the life in Accra and the lovely people. Everywhere we go, they always greet us and are very polite. We went to an open air bar in Accra where they had their own ‘Ghana got Talent’. Didn’t know what to expect but it turned out to be great! Some locals performed (singing, dancing, playing instruments) and doing their best to impress the audience. Everybody was in a good mood and cheering for all of the performers, so of course we cheered for them as well :-) A great experience!
Now we are on our way to week number 3. On Monday we will visit the Western Region office of the Youth Bridge Foundation for two days. They promised me a bumpy car ride of more than 4 hours to the western part of Ghana. Looking forward to this ride! ahum… Let’s see how it goes ;-) However, it will be again a busy week for us with new experiences. I’ll keep you posted!
Groetjes uit Ghana!