Makola Market and Home Hosted Lunch

ACR 131-101
  • Shop & help prepare lunch
  • Makola Market
  • Meet & interact with local family
Program Overview
Country: Ghana
Depart: 03/31/2017 0930
Return: 03/31/2017 1700
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 30

IMPACT Opportunity

Program Fee
$123 (early booking: $116)

Field Work Conflicts
  • MKT 300 Principles of Marketing
  • ECON 460 Economic Development
  • POLS 435 United States Foreign Policy
  • ANTH 340 Medical Anthropology
  • MGT 360 Social and Sustainable Venturing (Section 1)
  • SOC 333 Gender and Society

Be excited because today you will venture to the Makola Market, a market that serves over 2 million people in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

Arrive at the market where one can find a wide array of products being sold in the markets and its surrounding streets, from colorful African fabrics to land snails. The market, dominated by women traders, sells fresh produce, manufactured and imported foods, second hand clothes, shoes and jewellery made from locally handcrafted beads.

Participants will take a walking tour through the market with our Ghanaian hosts bargaining for all the items we will need in preparing a Ghanaian lunch.

After returning to our host families both men and women will be taught their responsibilities in a typical Ghanaian home. Each of us will then have a role to play in the preparation of lunch. Lunch will be prepared in an open space with story telling and singing at the background from an adorable old lady who just loves to share her youthful experience as a singer, nurse and her time in Canada with others. Several Ghanaian dishes like Red Red, Fufu and Plantain Chips will be prepared.

We will join together with our host family to have a happy lunch. Don’t forget to ask your host family to write down all the ingredients and recipes for you because you might want to try making it once you are back home.

Meals Included

  • Lunch

Special Note

Plan to bring a small gift for you host