Categories: HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention in Ghana
The 3Helix and undergrad groups arrived safely in Ghana. They got to work right away. Earlier this week, PI Ron Eglash sent this update and photos:
Will and Sam are working with a group of KNUST chemical engineering students on the solar biochar energy project. They are also looking into the possible use of biochar for water filtration, and applying the solar process to adinkra ink production. Ed and David had a great success with their condom machine: it sold out before they even left the clinic on the first day they installed it. They are looking into redesigning the machine to fit the lower-cost square variety. Lindsay and Samaria are having a great time teaching math to children here using our software for simulating kente cloth and adinkra stamped cloth designs.
Today we all visited a friend of mine, Gabriel Boakye, who runs an adinkra print shop in the village of Ntonso—in the photos you can see Samaria with a couple of teachers who are pounding tree bark for ink, Sam trying out a kente cloth loom, and a group photo of everyone with Gabriel and his children.