Motivational Monday

“Brown Leaves Fall, Green Leaves Fall Too.” I’ve been reading a book called, “I Speak of Ghana.”  The book was written by a Ghanaian author, Nana Awere Damoah.  It’s a book that captures the day to day experiences of Ghana- a “nation in transition.” Each chapter has a different theme. Chapter six targets the youth …

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Week4: Great Encounters

My teammates and I were very excited to meet two professors currently lecturing at the Univeristy of Cape Coast and members of Academics Without Borders, a Canadian NGO. Simone, the one sitting to my left attended the University of California San Diego (UCSD) where he earned his PhD in Computer Science! It was very exciting …

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Week 2-3: In the Lab

This summer, I will be working on Scoparia dulcis, Linn,  a medicinal plant used in Africa, India and other parts of the world to treat cancer, diabetes and asthma. It is commonly called sweet broom weed and it has a great potential for drug discovery. Fatimata

Week 2: Touring the Slave River

On the way back to Cape Coast, we visited also the Slave River, which was very meaningful and for me even a little bit more alive than the castle we visited. I left with sad feelings, yet was glad that I got the chance to experience it. Fatimata

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