Post by Mia's Full Court Press
This is the word, meaning "Welcome" in Twi, we heard everywhere while my mom and I were in Ghana. I had an unforgettable time and look forward to returning sometime again soon!
I have finally had the opportunity to post photos where I basically tracked my whole trip. Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, please enjoy!
Since this is a sports blog where I do like to track my journey to changing the world, I have to share my ended up meeting Chris Bosh story.
First, if you have not yet been and have ever considered going to Ghana, do it. I loved the food, the people, the accents, hospitality, and style. I mean for the country where Kente cloth originated, I would not expect anything less!
I volunteered at BASICS International for two days and on the evening of the second day, went out with my mom. We were supposed to meet a friend. Our friend unfortunately got into a fender bender but still was trying to make it. As we were waiting we met reporters at the local TV station.
Granted, I love reporting and was wondering how I would be able to see how they report in Ghana while I was there, nonetheless, I just did not get the opportunity to do it yet. Well, the people we met preceded my plans and invited us to come to the studio on Sunday. They heard I worked in sports and said I should come to see Chris Bosh as he would be interviewed that morning and they would be there also.
Sunday morning that's exactly what happened. I had the opportunity to meet Chris Bosh as he was with NBA Africa to host clinics and attend camps with Ghanaian basketball teams, players and coaches. I also met NBA Africa executives and let them know about my community work with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets. I certainly plan to stay in touch as I would love to literally change the world and make basketball more accessible around Ghana, Africa, and the world.
Keep dreaming and you will certainly attract exactly what you put your mind towards pursuing.
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