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The river is not white but reddish brown

EmmanuelI have very nice memories of the school trip that Auntie Moniek had organized. It started on my birthday and the whole house was decorated.

I was in the exam year of Junior High and there was no holiday for the exam classes. Auntie Moniek spoke to the headmaster and said we would learn a lot along the way. Then he gave his permission.

In class I learned about the White Volta River. Now I saw that that river is not white but reddish brown, just like all other rivers. I also saw that there are many more mosques in Northern Ghana than in Southern Ghana and that there are more young girls pregnant than in my own area.

We slept in hotels and ate there as well. It was so crazy that I didn't have to take care of the food, but that it was served. It felt very uncomfortable, but also nice.

We also visited a farm where handicapped people live. At first, I thought it was a bit scary but after a while we just played with them. The last day we went to a swimming pool. After that I had to go back immediately because the next day, I had to go to school again.




Emmanuel was 15 years old when he wrote this.


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