On the 15th of March, some students went on an expedition to some tourist sites in the city of Accra. Themed “A Day with the SRC”, students visited James Town community, James fort, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Art Center, the Independence Square, and Arch.
With more than 100 students partaking in this trip, it was a fun-filled day.
We were first welcomed by Mrs. Kate Aku Tamakloe and her team. She is the director at the visitor center and the Deo Gratias studios in Jamestown. On the trip, students got to experience the slave dungeon, where they took some stairs underground to experience how it felt to be a slave in colonial times. It was a moving experience with the heat and smell of the dungeon.
After visiting the dungeon, the group visited the lighthouse, then the Jamestown mantse’s palace, the James Fort, and finally the Deo Gratias studio. Our final stop in Jamestown was the old market square building, filled with wall paintings and artwork. It was an amazing experience.
Our next stop after Jamestown was the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. There, the group got to see some of his personal belongings, including pictures and many others. They also got to visit his grave and pay their respects.
After the Mausoleum, the group passed through the Art center, where some people got some locally produced artefacts. The final stop was the Independence Square and Arch.
Some who were not scared had the chance to climb the Arch to reach where the black start is. Up there, the view is beautiful with the viewer able to see some parts of Accra.
This trip ended up being one of the best the students have experienced. The level of participation was high, and we hope to be able to organize these trips frequently.
We want to say thank you to everyone who supported especially ECOBANK GHANA for their sponsorship.