We told other guests about our project, and Julia, a Swedish woman, who builds a lodge on the country side in Ghana together with her boy friend, showed us a purse made out of woven plastic bags. There are some small NGOs on the countryside, who make different items out of waste.
Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2010
17. 1. Accra
Browsing for a reasonably priced place, I found the description of the way to the cheap hostel we were looking for the other day. It took us more than an hour to find it, at the end a woman brought us there. Crystal Hostel is very well hidden, no signs, nothing. Quiet place with a big mango tree in the middle of the yard, we finally felt at home and safe. Manuel went to bed immediately, we called Mike Anane, a local journalist and activist, whose contact we got from the Austrian NGO “Südwind”: they made a documentation about a huge electro-waste site in Accra, where all the broken computers and electronic devices from Europe and the USA are disposed. About 80% of the second hand electronic devices sent to Ghana are completely useless, they end up at this dump site, where mostly children work to put out useful parts.
Eingestellt von Eva Ursprung um 12:42