The team traveled this last week to the eastern region, to Donkorkram, in order to meet with Ras Benji, PALMS’s agricultural operations manager. This short trip marked the halfway point of our time here in Ghana, and a turning point in the project as we switch our focus from research and discovery to deliverables creation. Looking back over the last three weeks, there are three different perspectives from which I can describe my experience: a student consultant working to add value to an aspiring and hopeful social enterprise; a teammate traveling, living, and working with four others who are working to do the same; an American experiencing the people and culture of Ghana, and also Africa, for the first time. Each perspective, although different, has made a substantial contribution to the fun and challenging dynamic that is likely typical of a TEM Lab.
Rather than trying to articulate this dynamic from either one or all of these perspectives, I have compiled a group of photos that, I feel, will do a better job of describing my TEM Lab experience to this point. Enjoy.