Accra, Ghana (2002)
In 2002, Lily Yeh traveled to Accra, Ghana to collaborate with her host Heidi Owu, a dedicated educator in the International School in Accra, and other community leaders to carry out a land transformation project. The project took place in an impoverished neighborhood in Jamestown, located in the old section of the city.
The undertaking engaged hundreds of children and adults in transforming a bleak courtyard into a public space full of patterns and colors. The project encouraged people’s creativity and action, allowing the people to feel hopeful and empowered.