August 4, 2010 | By EWBGR |
Video Updates From The Field In Ghana
From EWB Grand River Chapter member Ben, posted July 26th
Thank you so much for all of the great feedback from last week’s video. It was definitely a boost to my week!
And no, I don’t just do that Ghanaian accent for fun. I remember giving a fairly good closing remark (I thought at least) to a workshop only to be met by a circle of blank stares and unenthusiastic claps when I finished. I asked my boss why and she told me – “Everyone thinks you’re very nice – they just can’t understand anything you say!” Dery’s a bit deaf in the left ear which only compounds the problem. Hence, the thick (da tick) Ghanaian accent.
Episode 2 is now here – delayed due to very slow Internet on Friday. You can watch it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWSyH1xSoLc .
Also, if anyone is interested in sending a video message or asking some questions that I can share with Dery and the rest of the family they would be very appreciative. He’s interested in what is going on in Canada as well!