Category: Diary

The Sweet Sound of Money

Shop quality Ashanti Development honey, making its first sales. Congratulations to Dawn and Paul for working out a terrific project, which is seriously increasing the income of local people. Honey is now produced from 102 hives across sixteen Ashanti villages.

Never Forgotten

Early this week, a little ceremony took place in Gyetiase – the unveiling of a bust of Ashanti Development founder David Williamson. It was David who finally worked out how to get clean water to the village, and he was much beloved by the community. He would have very touched...

Sight and Sound

The Adontenhene of our village recently sent us a plea for help. He said he was going deaf, which must be a problem for a Chief who’s work includes judging disputes. So last December volunteer Mark gave Nana Adu an on-line hearing test, using his laptop. And this month, volunteer...

Skittling Success

The wonderful SpecSavers fund-raisers ran a skittles evening to raise money for their sponsored village, Mpantuase-Nkwabrim. No less that 73 people turned up to support them and they raised nearly £400.

A Great Day For Eyes

It’s been a great day for eyes in Gyetiase. SpecSavers sent us thousands more secondhand specs, and they’re going like hot cakes.

Hey Google, Tell Me A Story

Our friend Mark brought a ‘Google Home’ to Ghana last month. It’s the size of a doughnut, and tries to answer questions by searching for information on the web. In the little village of Gyetiase, it was a wow – everyone wanted to have a go. Mark mounted it in...

Saying It Like It Is

In a recent speech, our Founder Martha Boadu called on Ghanaians to always think outside the box in their quest of developing the country. For more about Martha’s speech, and some photos, go to:

Pay Day For Farmers

Last month in Ashanti, we talked to the farmers of Mpantuase Village about the agricultural training and support they were getting. They seemed very well versed, and all knew to watch out for the dreaded army worm, which can destroy crops at the snap of a finger. Here’s a picture...

Best Tree Competition

This tree was made out of 500mlwater bottles – about 200 in all. It won the a competition and raised £150 for our new project to ensure no child in our villages suffers from worms.

Update on the Dress-Making School

Dave & Kathy visited our dress-making school at Gyetiase earlier this month. Everybody was working hard and there was a happy atmosphere, with the apprentices showing great respect for their teacher and trainer, Kofi. Many of them are single parents, and some left JHS prematurely, which makes it very important...