Arts and Crafts at TYS
Kente weaving has been, and continues to be, a popular artistic offering at the Trinity Yard School. Kente weaving is an ancient indigenous method in which thread is set on a loom and woven into strips that are later sewn together into larger tapestries.
These cloths are used for ceremonial events and differ in color and design depending on the region, tribe, and chiefdom. The Kente program at Trinity Yard School began in 2010.
Formerly led by Promise Badu, son of a master Kente weaver in the Volta region of Ghana, the Kente program is now led by James “Niifio” Awotwe, a 2012 TYS graduate and friend of all Yard visitors.
The Kente program brings a different aspect of Ghanaian culture to the School’s isolated region, allowing students to learn an ancient art that they would never have had access to otherwise.
Now, Thanks to Theodocia Sosu, our new mathematics and science teacher, we have added sewing and beading to the arts and crafts program. It has only been a week since we have introduced sewing and beading, but the response so far has been very positive!