Today we finished the first Term at the Volta School for the Deaf. As a part of the Kente Term Examination, I asked the weavers to write a short biography to give them more practice with English. With the assistance of new first year teacher Emmanuel Mensah, three of my best students completed a brief bio of themselves.
My name is Nekpe Bless. I am twenty one years old. I was born in Have on 24th February, 1990. I am a Ghanaian weaver, studying in the Vocational Program at the Volta School for the Deaf. I am studying to become a Master Weaver, so I can make kente to sell to customers and make a living. I am proud to be a weaver and would like to show to the world who I am and what I am capable of.
My advice to all my colleagues is that they should not think of themselves as inferior but should take this opportunity to come to the Volta School for the Deaf where he/she can have the same opportunity as I am.
My name is Fekpe Sedenu. I was born on December 20th, 1989. I am 22 years old. I come from a small village named Kpohe-Avoryi, where I first learned about Kente. I am schooling at the Volta School for the Deaf in Hohoe, Ghana, where I am studying to become a Kente Weaver. I began schooling at the Volta School for the Deaf in 2005. Previously I was working hard on my parents farm. I was having trouble with my subject classes, so I switched to vocational training. I am happy now making beautiful Kente. I hope to work in Kumasi as a Master Kente Weaver after I complete my training.
My name is Heanyeame Forgive. I was born on May 5, 1989. I attend school at the Volta School for the Deaf in Hohoe. I come from Sasime Place Kente Village, where I first began to learn about weaving. I am now studying to become a Master Weaver. I love my work. I would like to display the handiwork I do so the world, especially deaf people who have no jobs can learn from me. I would like to show others an alternative to begging for a living. I hope most of you would be thrilled to see my work.