Blog and News

Update on Native Tree Nursery: seedlings are replanted to five schools in Savannah Region

June 22, 2021 |

There have been many developments in the Native Tree Nursery Project that we started in April 2020. Peter Donaldson–the Graduate Student from University of Arizona–finished his capstone project in August 2020 having supervised the construction and planting of the nursery in Sawla from afar due to Covid preventing his return. You can see the nursery…

WIACT Delegation to Exchange Visits with University of Arizona Linguists

June 22, 2021 |

Rashid Iddrisu, WIACT CEO, plans to travel to University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson, USA, with two Sawla residents to receive training in the studios of the Linguistics Department of UA from Professor Wilson de Lima Silva who directs the programs in native language documentation and preservation. The trip will prepare them to host Professors…

University of Arizona and WIACT receive funding to begin Gonja and Lobi language documentation

November 14, 2020 |

The University of Arizona’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Departments of Linguistics and Human Rights Practice will begin a project of documenting the Gonja and Lobi languages in Ghana’s Savannah Region with an International Grant from UA’s Research/Innovation/Impact fund. Professors Wilson de Lima Silva and Mette Brogden will work with Rashid Iddrisu (Wari) to develop…

At Yagbonwura’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

November 14, 2020 |

The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Yagbonwura; Buipewura Chief Jinapor II presiding. Damongo, Savannah Region, Ghana

Latest on Native Tree Nursery

August 14, 2020 |

BREAKING NEWS FROM SAWLA, August 9, 2020 From Peter Donaldson: “Our trees are growing! Four species of native trees have been planted and three have started to germinate. K’Che (Ankye) and Kachuni (Dawa Dawa ) trees started to germinate on August 4 and 3. Our beloved K’Lara (Baobob) germinated on August 9. They will continue…

New Website design, Aug 9 2020

August 3, 2020 |

We have uploaded a new website design on August 9, 2020. We would love your feedback! What is missing, what do you want to know about, what did you find interesting, et al. Send us your comments!

The Native Tree Nursery…

August 3, 2020 |

Seeds for four trees have been gathered and planted in plastic nursery containers, and will be planted in the ground soon. Some are already germinating! This is Peter Donaldson’s Capstone project for his MA in Human Rights Practice at U of Arizona. He is graduating in two weeks! Thanks to WIACT staff and friends in…