Ghana Workshop Farewell Lunch

farewell lunch

ACCRA, Ghana, 28 November 20105 — At lunch at SAA’s house (she’s on the far left) celebrating the end of our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop. Great curry, SAA! SAA is one of 13 journalists who participated in the event. The five-day workshop was hosted by the African Centre for Development Reporting (ACEDEV) and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Accra. It was a terrific opportunity to bring the methodology of “backpack video journalism” to working journalists eager to use video to address the development needs of their country. I am so grateful. In the white dress is Ama Boateng, one of the ACEDEV staffers who helped organize the workshop. She’s also the Al Jazeera correspondent in Ghana. Next to her is Mohammed Shardow, one of the workshop participants. Then there is Manuela, the daughter of workshop participant Kwamee Kwame. And next to me is my very good friend Kumah Drah, who first invited me to his country to conduct the workshop. We are holding one of the gifts so graciously given to me by my African friends and colleagues. Thank you all.