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Transcript of Ghana
Ghana's Art & Crafts
Ghana's Natural Disasters and average destruction of them.
Most common disasters- drought, epidemic, flood, and wildfire
Aids and first calls- NADMO
Average died- Epidemic:53, Flood:30, Wildfire:4, Drought:0
Glass beads: Transparent, Powder, Painted. Brass casting, wood carvings including chairs, drums etc.People in Ghana used to use drums to communicate. People in Ghana make decorative coffins to bury people, but since it is so expensive, only a small part of the people can have it. They also make pottery and Kente cloth which is weaving.
Instruments-Nnawuta, Seperewa, Torawa, Donno, Prepensua.
Diseases in Ghana
Basic information on Ghana
The president is John Dramani Mahama
The Capitol is Accra
Currency is Ghana cedi
Official language is English
Famous places in Ghana
Kakum and Mole National Park
Cape Coast Castle
In Ghana cholera, typhoid, pulmonary tuberculosis, anthrax, pertussis, tetanus, chicken pox, yellow fever, measles, infectious hepatitis, trachoma, malaria, and schistosomiasis are all common.
By: The Science
Behind the Arts Group
Ghana's independence ceremony was on March 6, 1957
Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to gain freedom from Great Britain
Kwame Nhmah was the first prime minister of Ghana
Ghana started to improve its systems in 1950
Ghanaians have easy access to primary (elementary) and secondary (middle school) schools.
To finish school, it takes about 20 years. Children begin their education at the age of three or four starting from nursery school to kindergarten, then primary school (elementary school), junior high school and senior high school (secondary school), and finally university. The average age at which a child enters primary school is 6 years. Ghanaians have relatively easy access to good education. In the past decade, Ghana's spending on education has been around 25 percent of its annual budget. Primary and Secondary school alone are cheap, but when you add the cost of uniforms and school equipment, it cost more. Children will often support their family and stay to help. At 16, children start working and some start earlier. Around 1 million Ghana kids will stay home and work.
Culture, and Traditions
Ghanaians come from ethnic groups (6 main ones). The groups are the Akan(Ashani andFanti),the Ewe,the Ga-Adangbe,the Mole-Dagbani, the Guan and the Gurma. If you ever decide to go to Ghana make sure you do everything with your right hand. Ghanaians always prefer you use your right hand. If you dip your left hand in someones plate(in Ghana), you have just committed a huge insult.
National Museum of Ghana