Akwaaba

Lizeth Cardona

A group picture at Elmina Beach.

A group picture at Elmina Beach.

Undergraduate Student Project

Introduction

Akwaaba to our poster project. If you're wondering what Awaaba means, it is welcome in Twi, a language widely spoken in Ghana. This winter break we had the opportunity to visit Ghana with the help of Professor Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah and her global programs curriculum. We worked alongside other business and medical students to teach middle school and high school students about coding, menstrual health and entrepreneurship. We learned about female entrepreneurship, Ghana's cocoa industry and its rich culture and history. The trip was a holistic learning experience for us and impacted us in different ways. Through this project we wanted to share the various experiences each of us had and take you on a virtual journey to Ghana.

Abstract

This poster showcases the experiences of five students who visited Ghana as part of the School of Management's Global Programs. This poster aims to take its audience on a digital journey to Ghana. It offers historical insights to Ghana's colonial past showcasing places such as the Elmina and Cape Coast castles as well as its life after independence through visits to Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Black Star Gate, and Chief's Castle. It also entails a look into Ghana's female entrepreneurs by illustrating visits to the Adabraka market and Ladybird logistics. Ghana is famous for its Cocoa and plays an influential role in shaping the economy. The poster conveys information about the Cocoa Research Institution of Ghana and Chocoluv, a small business that customizes chocolate. The poster also shows various examples of the traditional garments, the staple foods and music of the Ghanaians. This poster summarizes the all-round experiences and learning of Akwaaba's team members.

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