Archive for the ‘50th Anniv’ Category
At the hospital’s 50th anniversary celebration, Dr. George Faile III gave a speech where he covered the hospital’s 50 year history in Nalerigu, Ghana. Below is a 15 minute excerpt from his speech.
When the Nayiri (paramount chief of the Mamprusi) arrives at an event, everything stops. The video clip below is of his grand entrance to the hospital’s 50th celebration event. He is preceded by a processional of beeping motorcycles, chiefs, and sub-chiefs, then he arrives in his car which is surrounded by drummers.
Several days ago we posted photos from the singing and dancing at the celebration
Last week we posted photos from the Damba dance. Here are the accompanying video clips.
Damba Dance (1 of 2)
Damba Dance (2 of 2)
Most of the setup for the big event on Saturday was done the previous afternoon. However, a huge thunderstorm rolled through in the early morning hours and blew over the chairs, tents, and decorations. As a result, the program began quite late on Saturday morning as workers and volunteers scrambled to set every thing up again. Thank you everyone who pitched in!