THEIR STORY

THEIR STORY

Most of the families living in Abetenim are numerous. Within the family and between families of the village, there is a great feeling of community and cooperation.

Households of families in Ghana are usually composed of one single room, where the whole family sleeps. In the outside is where the rest of the tasks are carried out. There are reserved spaces (it can be roofed or open) where the women cook the food in a wood or charcoal stoves, wash household’s clothes and completing the rest of the family’s housework.

On a daily basis children get up and go to school from 8am to 2pm, where they have subjects such as English, math, citizen education, creative art, twi (local language), natural sciences, religion and moral education or communication and information. After school they return to their homes and spend some time playing; they love to play with the ball or climb to the trees among others. Then they usually have to help their mothers with household chores (washing clothes, making food, collecting water from the well ...) and in some cases children go to farms to work in order to collaborate in their homes.