Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Greetings from GHANA
My first postcard from Ghana arrived today!... And boy what a trip it must have been! The card was sent on June 30th in a envelope that was opened the same day for custom examination that put a big stamp there and lots of duct tape around the envelope (luckly not over the stamps!); on it's way here it must have caught lots of rain or so because it wave lots of water marks on the envelope and the card itself is creased. I know that lots of people would be mad, but to be honest I love the card like it is (I always like to imagine my cards having great adventures before reaching my mailbox). Enough chit-chat, this beautiful card has the Ghana map shape imposed over the flag and a cute little "Warrior King" - the word 'Akwaaba' means 'Welcome'. It was send by Sisu one of the founders of a wonderful project called "Prince and Princess Academy" (CLICK HERE) that wants to build a school for children on Tamale and are currently asking for donations - for each donation given they will send a postcards to the donor (other presents available for larger donations). Sisu is a teatcher and he offered me this card on a swap (I've sent several portuguese cards addressed to his pupils with historical landmarks in Portugal) and asked me to advertise the project here, so to all postcrossers out there - do you want to receive a postcard from Ghana and, more important than that, help creating a new school? Go to their site and follow the steps or send a message to Sisu through postcrossing website (Sisu's Profile). Thank you very much Sisu for this wonderful card and letter (loved the kid drawing that you slip inside the envelope), I do hope you manage to raise all the funds you need. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!
Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign multinational state and unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana is the 82nd largest country in the world and 33rd largest country on continental Africa by land mass. The country is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King"