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FOUR VILLAGES TO THE RESCUE! LARIAM & A MEDVAC BUNGLING

February 28, 2010

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Did you realize there is a “test” to pass if you want to be medvaced out of Ghana by a certain company? You can’t be able to get up out of bed and pack your suitcase. If you can, no matter how sick you are, you don’t qualify! But let me start at the beginning…out […]

ANOTHER SCHOOL BUILDER VISITS FOUR VILLAGES INN

February 28, 2010

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On February 6, in a post entitled FOUR VILLAGES INN: KINDNESS CENTRE, I celebrated the work of the team from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada under the leadership of Ian MacBurnie who came to Ghana to build the first phase of a pre school in the Volta Region in 30 days! Ian left a copy of […]

MAD IN GHANA LINKED TO FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

February 28, 2010

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Hope you stick with me and join me in MAKING A DIFFERENCE (MAD) in Ghana. Our stories, your stories are important in creating a deeper awareness of the realities of life here in this struggling, fragile democracy. If you subscribe to this blog, you’ll read about all aspects of life, the great stories about FOUR […]

THE DANES ARE COMING; THE DANES ARE COMING

February 25, 2010

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Well, not really. But we’ve had a few Danish couples and families lately. First came the Andersens-which I am told is the most common name in Denmark. Michael, an archeologist and a museum curator, was most interested in the lost wax process at the brass village of KROFROM , located 4 km south of FOUR […]

THE SADDEST FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

February 22, 2010

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Funerals in Ghana are intricately woven into the fabric of the culture and society. Family celebrations mark the occasion of a “passing” one week after the death, forty days after the death and one year after the death and there is often a separate funeral event when family may have returned from overseas and/or the […]

GET YOUR VAT RECEIPT AND HELP REDUCE POVERTY

February 22, 2010

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DEAR TOURISTS: Yesterday we were full at Four Villages Inn, so I asked people who booked to stay with us to go to a nearby guesthouse/hotel for one night until a room opened up for the rest of their four night stay in Kumasi. They agreed and spent the night at the other guesthouse/hotel. The […]

ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS-REVIEW IN LA PETIT FUTE GUIDE

February 21, 2010

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Here’s something to practise your French. This is the review of FOUR VILLAGES INN that appears in this popular French guide book to Ghana and on their internet site which you might want to access to help you you research your trip and…French. www.lepetitfute.com Here at Four Villages, MadinGhana,, yours truly, speaks passable French and […]