Ato Sam is on a mission to introduce as many people as possible to the culture of his homeland Ghana.

Mr Sam, who lives in Mill Park, migrated to Australia in 2008 with his Australian wife, Amanda, and set up a not-for-profit group to teach people about Ghana.

Abusua Pa Experience offers four-to-six week tours of the west African nation, during which participants stay in Mr Sam’s family home, are taught the basics of the language and learn traditional cooking.

They can also get involved in volunteer work.

“I want to share my culture with as many people as I can,” he said. “I want people to experience the beauty and nature of Africa.”

Mr Sam runs cooking classes from his Mill Park home to raise money to donate to the Ghanaian community in his homeland. A recent class helped out a school, while future classes will fund better drinking water.


Ato Sam. Photo: Damjan Janevski

Ato Sam. Photo: Damjan Janevski