Naming ceremony in Ghana


This is just to give you a little glimpse into life in Ghana's Northern Region. This video was taken at a suna. In English, the locals call it an "outdooring," or naming ceremony. A week after a child is born, the parents introduce it to the community, and community members celebrate with the family. Gifts that can be used in the home, such as firewood, are given to the woman, and money is given to the man. This suna was for the new child of one of the leaders of the Kukuo Youth Association, with whom the Humanist Action: Ghana has been working closely to coordinate business and agriculture training for the community. Kukuo is one of the sanctuary communities for women accused of witchcraft, including many of the women who appear in this video.