Dominase Day drums up lots of interest
With financial help from other sources, Buriton’s Village-to-Village Charity had arranged for Mrs Comfort Appiah, the Leader of the Village-to-Village Group in Dominase, to visit Buriton for about two weeks – almost her first ever journey outside Ghana. She is a remarkable lady – and everyone who met with her on Saturday 12th May found her to be charming and inspirational.
The awareness-raising ‘fun day’ also featured displays of artwork by children of Buriton Primary School, an exhibition of aspects of African history and explanations by Liz Pillans of Petersfield-based Cocoa Moon of how cocoa beans grown in Buriton’s sister community of Dominase make their way into the FairTrade bars of chocolate sold in local shops: “From bean to bar”.
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And there were maps, photographs and film shows about Buriton’s link with Dominase – including details of work to improve water supplies, health facilities, sanitation and education.
Drum expert Kwame Bakoji-Hume provided entertainment throughout the afternoon and thanked the organisers for their support and commitment to his countrymen in Ghana.
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