Boy, today I had two extremely different experiences.
First I went and visited a school in a remote village quite a long way from Kumasi.
This school is important to Kuapa Kokoo because they used some of the money created by Fairtrade chocolate sales to build it.
I met one of the Kuapa staff, Mr Mohammed, who told me how the money paid for the materials and some of the construction equipment.
And all the people in the village had worked to build the school as well.
Dad thought I should see how it really felt to work in a classroom that had no electricity and so I sat in on a fourth year English lesson.
I was very glad the teacher was speaking English!
But I was also feeling overwhelmingly
shy from all the kids looking at me and I would have preferred not to.
I think maybe I was a bit homesick as well. At least the lesson was quite easy - for me at any rate!
And anyway Dad said I was missing school in England
and it was good for me to go to school.
New improved school
The new school was pretty basic.
It was really just a long row of classrooms next to a playing field. But on the other side of the field we could still see the remains of the old school.
That was just two rooms without lights
and with just holes in the walls for windows. I could see the new one was a serious improvement.
My second experience was much more exciting.
We got back to Kumasi just in time to go to a football match at the national stadium. It was huge!
We used to live just next to the Arsenal in London and I would see the crowds go past on match days.
I reckon there were twice as many people here as at
We were sitting with all the home supporters of the Kumasi Kotoko team and so Dad bought me a hat in their colours (red and white).
I wanted them to know I was on the right side!
Kumasi scored a great goal really
early on and after that the crowd were pretty happy.
Just before half time it started pouring - and I mean really pouring - with rain and so we left.
Dad (who should have known better) forgot to bring our raincoats or
So we walked back through town in the rain and got completely
What was quite weird was that the water running down the streets
was warm, like a bath.
The roads get so hot during the day that they warm
the rain water up!
Anyway, I really enjoyed the football match.
My brother and sister have been to Arsenal matches, but I haven't.
It was my first ever footie match
and it was in a foreign country which made it even better."