ABOUT

Livetolearnlearntolivetolive

is a project based on the notion to learn through experience;

it is physically located in the sub-tropical jungle of West Africa, Ghana, approximately 1.5hrs drive from Accra;

in the farmlands of the Eastern Region, and has been founded by

Joshua Kwaku Asiedu

 

The project is centred around sustainable living in direct connection to nature - Mother Earth.

Being the direct nurturer of humanity, earth - or as we call her here: Asaase Yaa - is the epicenter of our well-being.

Our health, wealth and wisdom are all connected to our dear planet.

Living a life in connection and alignment with Mother Earth is what self-sustainability, off-grid living, independence, and self-sufficiency means to us. 

This concept is nothing new, it is contrary really ancient and foundation of human development throughtout our history on this planet.

Many indigenious communitiues in the whole of the African continent, and also all around the planet, were rooting their direct survival and wealth on their relationship with the land. Keeping her healthy in order to keep themselves healthy and wealthy.

Throughout history, our ancestral indigenous wisdom and our natural connection have been almost completely eroded by the atrocities of colonial times and European imperialism, that after having taken over alsmost every corner of the globe, have left very little space for the harmonious life in symbiosis with our Mother Nature.

This western "developed" modern system is indeed nothing else than a byproduct of colonization, and its continus explotation of indigenous people and lands in the name of "urbaniation".

Creating a main-stream society that is driven by superficial, materialistic and consumerist values, a social system that abuses nature instead of working with nature.

The aim of livetolearnlearntolive movement is to retrace and preserve the ancient indigenous wisdom and knowledge of self-sustainability, such as:

natural building, organic farming, herbal medicine, pottery, food processing and other indigenous artisanship that were inherently based on self-sustainability and independence. Meanwhile we include useful complementary elements like recycling techniques, earth bag building, agroforestry, as well as moderate solar energy and bio-gas systems.

All to create a regenerative model that would heal Earth, and therefore ourselves,

by living a self-sustainable and eco/indigenous-system. 

 

We are presenting these models to people - predominantly westerners, the African diaspora and iniviuals living in a urbinize setting, who are eager to reconnect to their natural roots - willing to learn these theoretical and practical skills through our

Workshops and Programs

The programs are generally hosted here in our motherland, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, usually hoste by Joshua Kwaku Asiedu humself in collaboration with the local masters of the near by community.

 

We managed to assemble programs that preserve the craft and work of our local artisans, by generating small-business aroud their precious ancient knowlege. Motivating these masters to preserve their wisdom by adding monetarily value to it , retributing them fairly in exchange of their teaching sessions.

Our workshops and programs follow an experiential learning approach. 

 

We have also started to collaborate with schools, providing the youth a day tour around our land. Sharing all about sustainable choices, actions and techniques with the goal to inspire the youth, their parents and also their teachers and principles. Allowing them all to get hands-on work by learning-by expericing it.

With the hope to leave a good foot-print to follow for the upcoming generation 

A whole movement that aims to benefit all parties involved:

Our team, our artisans, our guests, and most definitely

our Earth: Asaase Yaa

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ASAAASE YAA

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Asaase Yaa “Earth”, also called Aberewa “Old Woman”, in the indigenous belief of the Akan people of the Guinea Coast (West-Africa), is the great Female Spirit of Earth.

We Akan, regard the earth as a female spirit because of its fertility and its power to bring forth life, and we further personalize it as a mother because human beings depend on it for their continued nurturance and sustenance.

Asase Yaa is of paramount importance to the Akan because it is through her, by way of libation and dance, that we gain access to and maintain familial connections with our ancestors.