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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I was in Ghana in 2006. Interested to know what other fundraising you plan to do! Are you there right now?

    • Wanfong Woo

      Hi Alessandra! That's great - which part of Ghana were you at and what were you doing there?
      At the moment I am fundraising for these two projects (sewing machines and a school). I am currently in contact with the Autism Awareness, Care & Training Centre (where I did pro-bono work) to see if they need any resources/capital.
      Unfortunately I'm not there now, I left about a month ago as I am an undergrad student and school beckons. : ) I do have plans to go back though!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Good to know. I was in Accra, Tamale, and Kumasi, studying how Islam was practiced there. I'd be interested to see how your model will have follow-through, and be effective if you're not there. I know email communication can be really tough there. Do you have a point person there?

        • Wanfong Woo

          Wow, was it for a research project/post grad study? I met an associate professor of ethnomusicology from the University of Alberta who was also studying Islam practices in Tamale. You are right, email communication can be really tough. I do have a point person who has constant access to the internet. In fact, I was actually in Accra first before getting to know him, and he invited me over to Tamale and arranged for me to stay with a host family.
          He is my point person and also spearheading the development of the school in Tamale, and is also in constant contact with Margaret (the sewing machine lady) who unfortunately does not have internet access.

          • Alessandra Rizzotti

            Good to know! That's great you have a point person. Let us know about how that progresses. As for my experience- I was doing a thesis for my BA in Tamale. What were you studying specifically?

            • Wanfong Woo

              Yes, I'll let you know. Thank you!
              I'm still an undergrad student, and I am reading Politics, Psychology and Sociology.

              • Alessandra Rizzotti

                Great. If you're ever interested in sharing what you're learning about, please do!