Nyani Quarmyne

Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, Ghana

Francis Pii Kugbila teaching a first grade class at Dagliga Primary school near Bolgatanga. When Kugbila became mentally unwell in 2009, his brothers took him to a traditional healer who forced his leg through a hole in a heavy length of tree trunk and pinned it in place, fashioning a crude restraint. Kugbila spent two years restrained in this manner, naked in a bare concrete room where he ate, slept and relieved himself. In late 2010 he came to the attention of mental health advocacy NGO, BasicNeeds, who arranged for him to receive appropriate treatment and negotiated for his release. Now fully recovered, Kugbila has been able to rebuild his family life and return to his profession as a teacher.

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Nyani Quarmyne
Bolgatanga, Upper East Region
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