Feb. 27, 2024 Live from the road

Cape Coast

Reported by Shivabhakta 10.0 km

William De-graft Methodist Preparatory school Cape Coast. The school is in the background and has an ocean view. The sun was too strong, so we had to relocate.

Tested the knowledge of the children on peace.

Running to the Pere Planque School on the beach for 4.5 km.

The trees sheltered us from the sun.

The Pere Planque Catholic school's mission is to go beyond boundaries of ethnicity and religion. A perfect school to be visited by the Peace Run.

Cape Coast Castle (Swedish: Carolusborg) is one of about forty "slave castles", or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally a Portuguese "feitoria" or trading post, established in 1555, which they named Cabo Corso.

In 1653, the Swedish Africa Company constructed a timber fort there. It originally was a centre for the trade in timber and gold. It was later used in the Atlantic slave trade. Other Ghanaian slave castles include Elmina Castle and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold enslaved Africans before they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. This "gate of no return" was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Coast Castle, along with other forts and castles in Ghana, are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of their testimony to the Atlantic gold and slave trades.

Torch carried by
Shivabhakta (Hungary).  
Accompanied by  
Mabel, Makaiver, Santiago, Daniel, Harold, Jack, Princ, Lacus, Jerry and other local runners from Ghana
The torch has travelled 10.0 km in Cape Coast.

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