Kamaria Carnes

  • Saying Good-bye to Ghanaglass before it's melted

    by Kamaria Carnes After a quick walking tour through the village we headed over to another nearby village to learn how they recycle material to make beads. There are actually many different ways to make them. Some methods include crushing the glass with stone into a fine powder and mixing different consistencies of glass. The…

  • Ghanaian Dance PerformanceUniversity of Washington

    by Kamaria Carnes Here is a glimpse at Tiffany Armijo, Gladys Reyes and Avalon Valencia performing their final project for the study abroad trip to Ghana: Back to the Blog

  • Final Projectsperforming for final project

    by Kamaria Carnes Today we presented our final projects and everyone’s work was amazing! We had a variation of presentations including spoken word, dance, videos, studies, food and musical performances that all embodied our experiences here with the people and the culture in Ghana. Fardowsa, Aminita and Kafiya prepared a meal for their final Gladys,…

  • Visit to Cape Coastwe did it

    by Kamaria Carnes Today we traveled to Cape Coast, a large town situated on the Gulf of Guinea, to visit the Cape Coast Castle. The Cape Coast Castle was one of the 30 castles and forts built along Ghana’s coastline that were used in the transatlantic slave trade. While some of the castles started off…

  • Community ServiceTiffany_with_students_presenting_Posters

    by Kamaria Carnes Since the Ghana program is offered through the School of Social Welfare we participate in a week-long community service project through Cheerful Hearts, a service based organization dedicated to the education of Ghanaian children. Our group split up into three different projects: teaching, malaria outreach and child labor. Today was our second…

  • NgoniWorking on the instruments

    by Kamaria Carnes This week we had a lot of free time to explore the village, rest and take care of laundry. So I took the opportunity to get started on my final project with my partners, Charmaine and Tracy. The ngoni performance we had on our first night really inspired me to turn the…

  • New Experiences in GhanaGhanian market

    by Kamaria Carnes Today was very full and eventful. We visited the burial of Ghana’s first President, W.E.B Dubois’ house and a museum that featured the history of the people who have inhabited Ghana. It was interesting to see how closely tied our country’s history is to Ghanaian history—there were definitely a lot of things…

  • We're Here!!Kafiya, Tiffany, Courtney and Avalon waiting to go through secuirty at Sea Tac

    by Kamaria Carnes Kafiya, Tiffany, Courtney and Avalon waiting to go through security at Sea Tac Getting to Ghana was quite the adventure. We arrived at Sea Tac at 5 a.m. and everyone basically had the same expression on their faces because most of us stayed up so we can knock out on the plane.…

  • Meet Ghana Blogger Kamaria CarnesMeet Ghana Blogger Kamaria Carnes

    by Kamaria Carnes Kamaria Carnes I was born and raised in Everett, just a quick 20 minute drive north from the UW campus where I’m currently majoring in psychology with a minor in diversity. I attended Mariner High School and since graduating I have taken up a hobby of traveling. I have been to Hawaii,…

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