Bongo Senior High School students showcased Ghana’s Cultural Heritage Through Traditional Crafts

Bongo Senior High School

On June 27, 2024, students of Bongo Senior High School studying Visual Arts, Clothing, and Textile immersed themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Ghana by creating a series of traditional crafts that reflect the country’s artistic legacy.

Bongo Senior High School

VisitBolga’s lead Dennis spoke to Georgina Owusu Tabiri, a teacher in Bonsec and founder of NordCraft Mall, an authentic and durable Northern Kente smocks and craft outlet, who shared insights on the students projects.

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Georgina Owusu Tabiri, a Visual Arts teacher at Bonsec and some students

As a visual arts teacher, she plays a pivotal role in nurturing students’ creative potential and guiding them in exploring traditional crafts and innovative techniques. Her expertise and mentorship help students develop essential skills, from conceptualization to execution, in various art forms,” she said.

According to Georgina, the project culminated in four distinct pieces: jewelry, calabash decoration, basketry, and leatherwork, each highlighting the students’ understanding of texture, form, creativity, and innovation.

This endeavor provided a deeper appreciation for Ghana’s cultural heritage and underscored the importance of preserving these time-honored crafts.

Bongo Senior High School

Meanwhile, the students honed their creative skills, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail, resulting in stunning works that demonstrate their talent and dedication. Their efforts aim to inspire others to explore and value Ghana’s cultural diversity.

Bongo Senior High School

The project stands as a testament to the students’ commitment to artistic excellence and cultural preservation, showcasing the beauty and intricacy of Ghanaian traditional crafts.

Bongo Senior High School

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