GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF KENTE WEAVING
All visitors to Adanwomase testify to the fact that, the community is tourist hassle free. This does not only show hospitality among the local people or our workers, but also quality services we provide to our customers.Tourists who want to to learn kente weaving for pleasure can come to Adanwomase and be catered for. Several of our valued tourists have come and passed out year after year since 2006. It is quite different sitting in the loom and peddling the legs. it gives much pleasure.
Participation in this program gives so many advantages over other tourists who just tour the country!!!!
- Be a kente weaver and weave kente anywhere you may find yourself without help from anyone.
- Get two sets of local tools for kente weaving to your home country.
- Opportunity to tour many places in Ashanti Region including Bonwire, Ntonso, Ahwia, Pankrono and so many other tourists sites in the community of which many tourists pay hundreds of dollars to have access to.
- Other tourists sites in Adanwomase include shrines, palace, forest, local cocoa farms and others. Accommodation for visitors with local families. foreigners who choose to stay with local families do not only get full knowledge of the Ghanaian culture, but are exposed to the friendly natural environment of Adanwomase.
- During “Akwasidae” foreigners and visitors visit the Chief’s palace to observe how traditional council of Adanwomase govern the town.
- Foreigners and visitors, who wish to stay for shorter time, like less than a week are all welcome.
ADMISSION: No specific periods of the year have been set to receive foreigners or tourists who want to take part in this program. Our services are always on going and admissions are offered depending upon the readiness of learner and when she or he decides to report or start learning. Admission is confirmed after an applicant has paid registration fee. For more information, please contact us or visit our FAQs.
PROFILE OF MANAGEMENT
Global Institute of Kente Weaving believes that tourists to Ghana need to get more insight into Ghanaian culture than just visit and tour.We believe that tourists should be taught our cultural rich values as culture is learnt and studied. We believe that tourists to our community should be given more than what they pay for, that is our mission.The institute is under proper management and things are well arranged and organised to meet the demands of our customers. It has the Director, secretary, advertising and internet relations officer, tour guides and qualified and very experienced ‘Kente teachers’ from Adanwomase and Bonwire
Global Institute of Kente Weaving has Eric Boakye Yiadom as General Manager. We have four other permanent workers and twenty two part time workers including cooks and Kente weavers.
FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS(FAQS)
1. How long do you take to teach participants how to weave Kente?
Normally, we take three to four weeks. However, our visitors may wish to extend their stay in the community due to friendly nature of the local people.
2. Apart from staying with local family, do you have other options for participants?
Yes, we do have. There is Guest House in the town. There is also a building for visitors. However, we encourage our visitors to let us arrange a home stay for them as staying in Guest House for three to four months can be expensive.
3 Are there family options that I may choose to stay with?
Yes. You may choose to stay with nuclear or extended family. Please let us know your preference when filling the registration form.
4 How much do you charge for the entire program.
We charge $1,500 for the entire program. This includes accommodation .
6 What about security?
You are rest assured.
7 Who feeds me?
The institute has experienced cooks who supply food to the inmates at their own costs. There are also many shops in the community from where foods can be purchased. Any inmate who decides to cook on his or her own can have very comfortable homes to do so. For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
‘‘Adanwomase offers ‘homestay’ accommodation in addition to the guest house. It’s GHC 10 for a double room with clean bedding and a ceiling fan. The accommodation is in a family compound, the host family are really helpful and welcoming, they usually have Peace
rps volunteers staying in one of the homestay rooms so are very familiar with what a Western guest might want or need I think. Facilities include flush toilet and bucket shower, separate to the family bathroom but not ensuite. All our meals were cooked to order by the community chef and delivered to us at the homestay – really delicious (especially the palava sauce!) and portions are huge, we ordered only one meal to share the second night and it was plenty. Meals are GHC 5 each. The weaving tour itself was very good. We were allowed to have a go at several points on the tour and then spent the second day making our own Kente samples with lots of weavers on hnd to demonstrate and guide us through the process (full day’s materials and tuition: GHC 20) – very worthwhile visiting, and totally hassle free shopping as you describe.