About Naama, Ghana

Naama is a small farming village atop a large hill overlooking a tropical forest.  The population is close to 600.  The village now has two primary schools, the newest constructed as Sankofa’s pilot project in Summer 2010.

According to folklore, the village is over 600 years old.  Naama, which means “Place of Meat,” was named by Mampong’s executioner when he came to the area as a hunter.  There’s no longer wild game in Naama, although as a mostly subsistence-farming village they do have a lot of sheep, goats, pig, chickens, and guinea foul.

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