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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Children of rainstorm: Art works by children who experienced the Bongo rainstorms


Volume 18, Issue 2, October 2016, Pages 483–493

 Children of rainstorm: Art works by children who experienced the Bongo rainstorms

Adjei Akuoko Daniel1, Nsoh Adongo2, and Oppong Christopher3

1 Industrial Art Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana
2 Industrial Art Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana
3 Industrial Art Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 22 June 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Children in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region of Ghana go through an annual ritual of devastating rainstorms which creates horrible imprints in their minds. These imprints needs an outlet for freeing them from fear as a result of the exposure to such destructions. Drawing throughout history has proven to be a good tool for healing children who go through such experiences. Therefore it became necessary to use drawing to find out how the children in this area have been affected by the rainstorms and how it can be used to help the children deal with the effects of the devastation. The qualitative study was conducted in Bongo Dua Junior High Schools form 1 and 2. Children were asked to draw their experiences during and after the rainstorms. These drawings were analysed to understand the extent to which they have been affected. The study concluded that Children who suffer rainstorms and floods need to be given a therapy session and a Post-Traumatic Stress counselling to help them cope and allay their fear for rains or storms.

Author Keywords: Rainstorm, children’s drawing, art therapy, floods, Bongo.


How to Cite this Article


Adjei Akuoko Daniel, Nsoh Adongo, and Oppong Christopher, “Children of rainstorm: Art works by children who experienced the Bongo rainstorms,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 483–493, October 2016.