17 August 2020

Self-Advocates Connect with Ghana

by Sam Sellers, self-advocate.


"On Friday afternoon recently, KeyRing self-advocates and staff had a meeting on Zoom with young people in Ghana. It was very interesting to talk to them and their staff.  We all introduced ourselves and they told us what they like doing.

We heard that Gifty, likes to go to Church and likes singing and some others told us they like reading and some like football.

We are going to send some stories to them to read.

While they stay in this community group they do some learning activities and help with cooking. They said they do not get support like we do here and at the moment some have had to go back to their homes because of coronavirus.

They told us what they eat for breakfast and their main meal and we hope to be able to have another video call because we will be shown the kitchen area. They said they often cook one big pan of food which they help to make with lots of different vegetables.

It would be good to learn more about people in other countries to see how different or maybe the same our lives are."


For more information about self-advocacy in North Yorkshire you can follow the group on twitter and instagram. You can also contact Karen Murray at karen.murray@keyring.org or on 07833 309 693.