Yesterday was my last official work day for Global Mamas, and today is my last day in Cape Coast. I was surprised yesterday when I suddenly got hit with a wave of emotion and felt very sad that it was my last day. Although I have had a good experience in Ghana, I thought I was ready to go home. Turns out I secretly grew even more attached to this place than I thought!
|Crowded office full of interns!|
This week I started working on a very important project for Global Mamas, and I am sad that I am not going to be here long enough to finish it. I was doing timing exercises with the Mamas in Cape Coast. So I would go to a Mama’s shop, then I would watch her make a product from start to finish and time the process. This may seem like a trivial job, but it is extremely important for us, because Global Mamas is going to upgrade their pay scale based on the results from these trials. They want to make sure the Mamas are fairly compensated for the amount of time that they put into their work. I really loved this project because not only was it important, but it also gave me a chance to meet more of the Mamas and see what their shops are like.
|Grace working on the pleated skirt|
|Jennifer working on the pocket skirt|
|Jennifer's shop: God Is King Fashion|
At the end of the day yesterday we had “Fan Ice Friday” in the office to celebrate the interns that are leaving (myself and three others). Fan Ice is like a Ghanian soft serve ice cream that is served in a plastic pouch. Tonight we are having our last dinner at Elli’s, an amazing chef who lives down the road, with all of the interns. Then tomorrow morning the four of us who are leaving are headed to Accra to stay there until our flights. Of the four of us I will be the last to leave since my flight is not until Wednesday morning.
|Celebrating Fan Ice Friday|
|The interns with the QC staff|