Working 9 to 5…

It’s come to our attention that some people don’t think we’re doing any work here.

So, just in case you’re thinking that all we do here is watch football and sit on crocodiles, here’s some photographic proof that we’ve been hard at work in the office:

Hard at work

Our project is based at RAINS (Regional Information and Advisory Network Systems), where we are doing an impact assessment of the ‘Next Generation Programme’ that was run from 2007 until 2010. Funded by Comic Relief, the project focussed on

  • improving the treatment of foster children, and
  • reducing the number of children going to work as kayaye (head porters) in bigger cities like Kumasi and Accra.

Both practices (child fosterage and being sent for kayaye) are widespread in this region of Ghana. No doubt we will give you more in-depth information on the project and its background soon. In the meantime, here’s a photograph of us interviewing some of the beneficiaries of the project today, in Kpalung.


That’s TWO pieces of photographic evidence of us hard at work. Happy now?

1 thought on “Working 9 to 5…

  1. Hi Ben,
    good to see more pictures, especially from work as one person,not mentioning who, was suspicious about all this being a lovely holiday.
    So my understanding is that you go around the villiages and ask people if the program worked for them, am I right? Do you go to foster families and interview children or parents or both? How do you find those who were saved from kayaye or you interview those who actually are kayaye? How will your work be used?

    ps: keep taking your pills!

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