Feb. 26, 2024 Live from the road


Reported by Shivabhakta 3.0 km

The first city that was visited on the peace run was Abandze. 3600 people inhabit it. The Peace Run had been received by a small school called Galaxy School Complex. We have seen a rich cultural program. In Abandze, Galaxy School we had the warmest welcome. The school has no running water, and only in the office they have electricity.

We went at first to Fort Amsterdam, which is a small village on the coast of Ghana. The Galaxy school teachers in spite of the poverty of the community, or exactly because of that were open and felt distinguished by our visit. This is a private school where 3$ is the school for a month and some of the students cannot even afford that much. They are invited by the school in the hope of future payment...

With the children, we marched to Fort Amsterdam.

Fort Amsterdam is a former slave fort in Abandze, Central region, Ghana. It was built by the English between 1638 and 1645 as Fort Cormantin or Fort Courmantyne, and was captured by admiral Michiel de Ruyter of the Dutch West India Company in 1665,[1] in retaliation for the capture of several Dutch forts by the English Admiral Holmes in 1664.[2] It was subsequently made part of the Dutch Gold Coast, and remained part of it until the fort was traded with the British in 1868. The Fort is located at Abandze, on the north-east of Cape Coast in the Mfantseman District of the Central Region of Ghana. Because of its testimony to European economic and colonial influence in West Africa and its historical importance in the Atlantic slave trade, the fort was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 along with other forts and castles in Ghana.

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 3.0 km in Abandze.

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