Can’t wait for the holidays: Esther Asare

My plans for the holidays are as follows; leaving Mentukwa to Accra, going to Kwahu and going out with my friends. I have only one week and is only seven days.  I have a plan for each day and is starting from Friday to Thursday.

On Friday I will be leaving Mentukwa to Accra for the holidays, on Saturday I will be preparing myself for fufu on Sunday and I will make sure that all the things are ready for my fufu.

 On Sunday morning I will go to church and after church I will be having fufu and groundnut soup. On Monday, I will be going out with my friends to see how Accra looks like and how big it is.  On Tuesday, I will be visiting my friends in Accra and after that I will rest in the house for another day.
On the next day I will be going out with my friend to Kwahu in the Eastern Region, to visit one of my friends over there and to see some things they have there and take some pictures as well, so this is all about my plans for the holidays.
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Sir Mawuli my favourite teacher: Vida Gbegbe

The name of my best teacher is Sir Mawuli, he is dark in completion and he is tall.  He has a small nose with big stomach and he has small eyes with big head.

The reason why I like Sir Mawuli is that he is a good and l like the way he is.  When he teaches us we understand  it very well.  The subjects he teaches are Maths, Science, English, and Social Studies.  I think he is very good at  teaching.

Sir Mawuli is respectful and he doesn’t like using cane to teach.  He also shows love to every one. The food he likes best is rice and palava sauce with fried fish.  The food he dislikes is plantain with tomato stew.

Vida is the current president of the club, she is 17 years old.  She is also a key member of the girls football team that won the cup at the just organized Girls day out.  Vida schools at Nsawam which is about 2 hours from her village.  She comes  back to Mantukwa, the village that she lives in, every weekend in time for girls club activities.

Let’s pound fufu: Mary Danso

My faourite meal is Fufu and light soup with chicken. Fufu is my favourite meal because its a heavy meal and as such sustains me for a longer time.

 

To prepare fufu, we will need cassava and plantain.  A pot of water is placed on fire.  The plantain and cassava is then peeled and put in the pot when the water starts to boil. It stays on fire for 15 minutes. When its cooked, the water is drained and the plantain and cassava is pounded in a mortar with a pestle.

 

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Cassava and plantain being pounded in a mortar with a pestle

To prepare fufu, we will need cassava and plantain.  A pot of water is placed on fire.  The plantain and cassava is then peeled and put in the pot when the water starts to boil. It stays on fire for 15 minutes. When its cooked, the water is drained and the plantain and cassava is pounded in a mortar with a pestle.

 

 

The ingredients needed for the light soup are, onions, spices for steaming the chicken, tomatoes, pepper, tomato paste, salt.  To prepare the soup, put chicken on fire and add a little water to steam. Add chopped onions and spices together with pepper and salt to the steaming chicken.  Allow to boil for 5 minutes. After, add tomato paste and let it simmer. Pour a little water on it so it does not become thick.

 

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earthenware (asanka)

Wash tomatoes and add to soup.  Cover pot half way. After 10 minutes, take out tomatoes and and grind in an earthenware (Asanka) till it becomes smooth.  Pour puree into soup. Cover halfway and allow to boil for 10 minute.

Mould fufu into ball shape and serve with soup.

 

 

 

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Fufu and Light soup

 

 

MY FUTURE CAREER: Dorcas Nartey

I wanted to be a doctor since my infancy.  I never liked teaching though both my parents are teachers.  My parents always tell me to learn very hard in order to fulfil my dreams as a doctor and I must have special intrest  in science, since it is the basic requirement. Because of my ambition as a doctor, I have decided to offer science at secondary school level and proceed to medical school for the period of seven years to be a qualified doctor. I like to be doctor for so many reasons.  I like to serve my people on personal hygiene to avoid diseases like cholera .  I want to succed in life in the future and become a responsible person.  I can see that a doctor can fetch me money to stand on my feet when I grow up in the future.  I also have the ambition of building my own hospital to offer services to my people and to help the needy and the poor once and the nation as a whole. My name is Dorcas Nartey. nick name is Angelic Angel.

My Experience With Girls Club: Charity Amuzu

My name is Amuzu Charity.  I am fifteen years old.  I attend school at Adawso Roman Catholic school and I’m in JHS 1.  I do not know if there is a girls club because I am new in this school.  For the last year I have been a member of the Abenta Methodist Primary School Girls club.  I think it was interesting because, I always enjoyed the way our madams spoke to us.  Madam Gladys and Madam Jamie always came down to our level and that made me understand better.

I only joined the girls club in the second term and as such I did not hold any position.  I always enjoyed the girls club meeting because it was another way to learn and I always couldn’t wait for the next meeting.

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Nurse showing the students visual aid during the teenage pregnancy session

If I didn’t understand anything, I could go to madam Gladys or madam Jamie and they will explain it again.  Also, they brought people to talk to us about many things.  My favourite topic was teenage pregnancy.

 

My Happiest Day Ever: Janet Wegbah

The happiest day in my life was Sunday 15th of May, 2015,  when my parents organised a big party for me after I had recovered from a serious illness.  I became ill and was taken to hospital. The illness became very serious and my parents knew I would die, for according to them, I was almost dead for two weeks at the hospital.  So they had no hope that I would get up again. They said in the third week, I began to move my hands and legs and later, I was able to speak.

When I become well, my parents organised a party for on 15th may, 2015.  After the church service, our relatives and friends of my parents came to our house.  My friends also came.  I put on a new dress my parents had bought me for the part.  Fowls were prepared for me and all the people were invited to the party.

We danced to good music after taking the food and drinks.  I was carried shoulder high round the house.

My friends were singing ‘welcome back to life, welcome back, Mary Danso I became happy for the whole day.

Many of the people who came there donated some money to my parents to congratulate me on my recovery from the sickness. It is a day I will never forget in my life.

Selina Gakpe: My Favourite Food

The food I like best is rice and bean stew.

I like rice and bean stew because it gives me all the nutrients that my body needs. The rice contains carbohydrates, which give me energy for my daily activities. It makes me strong. The salt contains iodine and calcium. The calcium makes my bones grow.  The iodine in the salt makes my mind grow. It also helps me not to forget things that I learn.

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Rice and Bean Stew with Fried Plantain

The beans in the stew contains protein. The protein make me grow faster. The vegetables in the stew gives me vitamins, which are very necessary for our bodies.

The vitamins make my immune system very strong. Finally the oil contains fats, which help my body to grow in size. It makes me to grow fat. Rice and beans stew is very rich in nutrients and that is why I like it very much.

 

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Selina in her School uniform in Abenta

I am the vice president of the Abenta girls club. Being part of the club has taught me to dress well and respect people.

Selina Gakpe lives in the village of Abenta, a small village of about 450 people in the Eastern Region of Ghana.  She is from the Ewe tribe.  She is 15 years old and lives with her father, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.  She attends Abenta Methodist Primary School where we undertook a girl empowerment project.