Our Llanelli visit was cancelled – but not wasting any time, another visit to a Cardiff primary school (the Herbert Thompson School) was instantly arranged and several classes of Year 5 schoolchildren unexpectedly found themselves meeting real-life cocoa farmers and asking important questions like “How do you carry 62.5 kg sacks on your head?”. Paul obligingly demonstrated with my bag (which weighs almost as much). The children heard all about how cocoa beans are fermented and dried – and also were amazed to hear how much Ghanaian children do to help their parents – clean the house, fetch water, feed their younger brothers – before going to school in the morning.
They learned how to say ‘best of the best’ in Twi – and we learned how to say ‘hello’ in Welsh!
Next stop Aberystwyth.
See the ITV Wales films from Kuapa Kokoo (featuring Paul Ayepah) here
Linking schools in Ghana and Wales