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Ghana - United States
Ghana and United States: This art exchange was developed around the "The 8th Millennium Development Goal: "Collaboration for a better development, US and Ghana working hand-in-hand". This time, both groups in each country were not children anymore but teenagers, who wanted to expand their horizon. Not only have they exchanged artworks, but also letters and music, to know more about each other's rich culture. The US group created an artwork presenting their hands in a circle, to convey the idea of working together to solve issues and problems. They also thought the young generation could make changes, so that's why they placed their photo in the middle. Also, they brainstormed to find words relevant to this millennium goal, and wrote them all over the page.
Willow Paule, the AiA exchange coordinator in the U.S. says: "Some of the girls were very enthusiastic from the start and pushed me to do the project in the first place, so I am glad they got a chance to do it. I hope they get artwork from Ghana soon because that will reinforce that it was an exciting exchange."
Ishmael, the AiA exchange coordinator in Ghana says:"This is the beginning of great things and sharing ideas with the youth outside Africa for we are all one people with one vision, that is VIOLENCE FREE WORLD FOR ALL, therefore, the achievement of their MDGs and other related issues regarding to the welfare and development and progress of all."