I wanted to add to the earlier post and share that we have prepared these girls well. They couldn't help but notice the similarities between the stories we heard in the slave castle in Elmina today and our own history with the Aboriginal people in Canada. The many hours we spent in the classroom with Eric Mitchell and Chris Marchand working through the Aboriginal Health Modules certainly helped our understanding today.
It was a difficult day...we had heavy hearts, but our guide Richard, and our colleague Vida helped us put it into perspective. Vida brings the voice of the women of Ghana and she taught our guide a bit of history today. We are so fortunate to walk this journey with her.