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A new day at Yenkukwaa

I woke up this morning in Accra, but I’ll be spending the night at Yenkukwaa. Yenkukwaa is a very small town in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District of the Central Region of Ghana. What brings me here? Is the Mandatory National Service. If you are a Ghanaian, you probably already know about National Service.

The downwards pointed blue dot shows around where Yenkukwaa is.

So I am going to spend the next year here in Yenkukwaa as a pupils teacher. The school is the Yenkukwaa Presby Basic School, which I would talk about in subsequent posts. Anyway, I met the headmaster, Mr. Odoom Richard who has been very helpful so far. I have my accommodation secured and will hopefully be sleeping soundly tonight. 

I got here around 4pm and I have already taken a long walk through some Cocoa farms to the next town. I forgot the name already, but there was a football match between Christians and Muslims to commemorate the Eid and it ended in a 1 – 1 draw.

Football is after all, ubiquitous.

Tomorrow, I get to go to school and then get to be assigned to a class. It’s a new day here and the only familiar thing is the Playlist on my phone.

I’m intrigued by the new experience and pray it goes well. And oh, the people of Yenkukwaa, just like almost anywhere in Ghana are hospitable and friendly.

What would you want to know about Yenkukwaa? Any words for me? Let me here them in the comment. I had to climb a one inch stone to get network access to post this though.

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September 29, 2016
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One inch stone.. hihihi.
I’ll be following your updates, but for a role I have to play I would have loved to be at a place like Yenkukwaa. It’s divine to make impact in small towns (I don’t call them village because the word has degenerated). Do well to leave indelible marks in the hearts and minds of your pupils, God bless you Yaw.
And, the name, Yenkukwaa, I always ask the meaning of the word when I visit small towns, it’s mostly interesting to know. You should find out and tell me.

September 29, 2016
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Thanks, will be looking forward to see your other comments and I will surely get you the meaning of the name.

September 13, 2016
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All the best boss.. oo network problem
Hmmm it’s well

September 13, 2016
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Thanks.

September 12, 2016
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Waiting to see pics of you teaching. Sorry about the bad network. All the best in Yenkukwaa.

September 13, 2016
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Medaase!

September 12, 2016
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I hope you have a nice time at Yenkukwaa. Would be expecting to hear your experiences after your one year stay. Stay blessed and have a fruitful national service

September 12, 2016
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You don’t have to wait for a whole year. Updates will roll here. Hope to see more of your comments. Vim

September 12, 2016
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Where they are carrying your bag, is that the house you will be staying in?… Do they have lights?….. Eii NSS wahala, just try to adapt to their way of life it will be over soon. Oh and before i forget,pls be safe.

September 12, 2016
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Is this an interrogation? lol

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