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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: http://www.ghanadistricts.com/Home/Reader/b32c078-afd9-4cdd-a1

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...

Enabling the Disabled

The Disabled Association report that the Centre we built for them last year in Nsuta has led to a considerable improvement to their status in society. What’s more, a donor has just offered to fund a computer room for them, so those who are literate will soon be able earn...

Christmas Market

Our principal patron, Keir Starmer MP, dropped in last week on the stall we were running at the Camden Christmas Market. As you can see, Martha taught him how to play oware, and we were joined by other well-wishers. What a good way to start Christmas.

The Zongos of Mampong

Last year, The Ghana Government awarded Mampong District around £2,000 in a competition for the best grant application. 121 Districts entered and Mampong came seventh. Its application was for funding 100 Zongo latrines in Mampong Town, ie enough latrines for 1,000 people. Zongos are immigrants friom northern Ghana or Burkino...

A Taste of Ghana

Join us for our annual summer party in central London on Saturday 22 July from 4pm to 7pm. The Ghanaian community in London is going to cook us all a Ghanaian meal, and there will be music and decorations and raffle prizes. It will be held in The Tenants’ Hall,...