Stories from Ghana
During an internship in Ghana, Melton Fellow Carolin Burau got to know so many smart, interesting and active people with visions, ideas and projects. She felt the need to make their voices heard. Especially, she wanted to share their stories in Germany to draw a different pictures of Africans: ”A lot of Germans think about Africa as a country and see Africans as people ‘in need’ because this is what media and fundraising campaigns suggest.”
She encouraged five Ghanaians to share their stories, which she promoted on her blog Stories From Ghana. Their stories brought out critical voices on the inequalities and discrimination in the world. “Development is not good because it destroys nature and for me God is nature.” This was a key sentence for Caro as she realized how global structures destroy people’s deepest beliefs. The whole experience motivated her to continue with the project beyond her Act.
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