After three hot weeks in Ghana, the 2016 Sustainable Development Team has safely returned to Paris. The team spent two weeks in the village of Tafi Atome teaching and contributing to the construction of a pre-school centre before travelling to Ghana's south coast for a final week spent taking in the country's rich history and culture.
One six-hour bus ride from the village, the team arrived in Cape Coast for some downtime in the hotel before getting to know the city. The students had the opportunity to learn about black history and slavery in Ghana at the Cape Coast Castle and one of the city's museums. Another exciting stop included the nearby National Park, a rainforest reserve with canopy walkways reaching 300m in height. Between all the sightseeing the team also found time for trips to the beach and seeking out souvenirs at the local markets.
The last Friday of the trip was spent in Winneba, a town situated on the coast between Cape Coast and the team's final stop, Accra. Here the students enjoyed Ghana's beaches for the last time before setting off for the capital. In Accra there was just enough time for a visit to the Centre for National Culture and one last shopping trip.
After some delays at the airport, the 2016 team finally arrived back in Paris on Sunday, July 24, to their eagerly waiting parents, ready to continue their summer before starting the new academic year in just over one month's time.
Check out all the highlights from the trip in this slideshow: