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Research update!

As I said in one of my first posts this summer we are doing organic chemistry research at UCC. Specifically in natural products. We are looking at different medicinal local plants in Ghana and determining the chemical compounds that give them their medicinal value. The picture below shows the plant I am studying for the …

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We miss…

What we miss… WE definitely miss home cooked meals (C, F, S). Cindy wants Nigerian Jollof rice (because its better according to her), Fatimata wants a fresh salad and a cup of green tea. Sean can hardly wait for fresh tortillas. A washer and dryer (C, S) My bed. (C, F) I miss not being …

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Volunteer Work!

This week we started volunteering at Montessori Primary/Junior High.  Fatimata made the mistake of exiting the car with her camera in her hands because all the little kids swarmed her for pictures.  This was the first time Sean was not the center of attention for the younger population.  Every time we returned to the school …

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Week 6: Adwa’s Pre-Kindergarten Graduation

Our graduate Mentor in the lab is Akrofi. This week, his four and half year old daughter graduated from a day care school and we attended the ceremony. The event included choir songs by the kids and well as a fashion show and a drama play. Fatimata Sanogo

Week 5: Elmina Carnival

We got the chance to Experience Elmina Carnival thanks to our local friend Williams, also nicknamed Redemption. The carnival happens once a year and it’s a festival during which locals honor and give thanks to the gods that of the land. Williams has been a friend to MHIRT students since several years now and every …

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