Life in Ghana

Tranquil
Tranquil

The hustle and bustle of the town seems an age away when you're on a beautiful Ghanaian beach at sunrise

Street life
Street life

A group of orphans play in the street

Spring clean
Spring clean

All children, especially the girls, help out with household chores

Happy kids
Happy kids

All the little ones absolutely adore having their picture taken

Scaly
Scaly

These lizards are everywhere and can be quite vicious when fighting over scraps of food on the floor!

Fisherman's friend
Fisherman's friend

Two friends mend their nets together after a hard day's fishing

White smiles
White smiles

Nothing makes hungry children happier than a food delivery!

Scrap that!
Scrap that!

A family passes by a car engine abandoned in the middle of the road. Rubbish is a problem everywhere in Ghana- and indeed in the whole of West Africa

More junk?
More junk?

Almost as random- a boy sits next to a TV in the courtyard of his home

Secret smile
Secret smile

A little girl smiles secretly to herself

Penny for your thoughts
Penny for your thoughts

A girl looks into the distance, deep in thought

Life on the water
Life on the water

Boatmen row past a busy market place

A quiet stroll
A quiet stroll

Volunteers leave deep footprints in the sand as they take a walk down the beach

Jump around
Jump around

A young girl skips energetically in her back yard

West African rhythms
West African rhythms

Music is everywhere in Ghana. Here there is a group of djembe percussionists performing in Cape Coast

Hard life
Hard life

A bird's eye view of fishermen slums is a stark reminder of the abject poverty many Ghanaians face

Pull it in
Pull it in

A boat full of fish is pulled in from the sea

What a catch!
What a catch!

Fish is a staple foodstuff in Ghana

Singing in the rain
Singing in the rain

Being right on the equator, Ghana is often hot and humid- but when it rains, it pours!!

Time for celebration
Time for celebration

Adults and children alike dress up in traditional clothing for celebrations...

Face paints
Face paints

...and faces are often decorated in paints or chalk

A heavy load
A heavy load

All women carry their babies with cloth woven around their middle like this, using their heads to carry any other object

Too tyred to stand?!
Too tyred to stand?!

A young boy uses a tyre as a seat to perch on

Get your skates on!
Get your skates on!

A display of rollerblading tricks from the coolest kids in town

Acrobatics
Acrobatics

Here some young Ghanaiains perform impressive flips on the beach

Just chillin'
Just chillin'

Free range it is! All farm animals roam around free- how does everyone know what belongs to who? Your guess is as good as ours!

Fishy business
Fishy business

Colourful fisherman boats line the shore

Beach sunset
Beach sunset

A cluster of palm trees on the beach at dusk

Urban sunset
Urban sunset

The sun sets on another busy day in Ghana