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Worth Going Out Of Your Way For

The District recently asked if we’d pay part of the cost of a latrine block beside Kwamang Hospital, for the patients. David was very keen – he’s invented a nifty new latrine design, much cheaper than the normal KVIP – so we agreed. Unfortunately, David’s design only partly worked because...

Buy Your Christmas Presents Here

Volunteers Dawn and Paul are selling Ashanti Development jewellery again this Christmas. It is made by the women of Dadiase, the village they sponsor, and makes a beautiful gift, with all proceeds going back to Ashanti. Necklaces £8;  wrap necklaces £6; string necklaces £5; bracelets £2; earrings £3; and kente...

Skates On For Bimma

  The project to develop Bimma village was led by Rotarian Barrie Coates. He lives in the same street as four young children, Ellie, Gabby, Ella and James, who decided to organise a skateathlon to raise money for the children of Bimma. They succeeded in raising a magnificent £13 which,...

Mpantuase Borehole Goes Live

Money to drill and mechanise a borehole at Mpantuase was raised by M. Pierre Petitjean of Switzerland. He switched on the water a few days ago, and it is now available to the community. Mr Petitnean first visited the villages when he was working for a Swiss donor, BasAid, who...

Mossy Nets For Bimma

The Rotary Club of Leigh, who sponsor Bimma village, recently gave us £1,000 to spend on mosquito nets. The main beneficiaries were to be the Bimma community, but any nets left over could be given where most needed. First a community meeting was held, to tell people where the nets...

Eye Screening at Gyetiase Clinic

Our newest part-time employee at Gyetiase is Agnes, an optometrist who screens eyes and distributes spectacles. Her eye clinic is very popular and attracts patients from far and wide, despite the fact that they all have to pay Ghc.5 for the privilege.  

Eye Screening at Gyetiase Clinic Our newest part-time employee at Gyetiase is Agnes, an optometrist who screens eyes and distributes spectacles. Her eye clinic is very popular and attracts patients from far and wide, despite the fact that they all have to pay Ghc.5 for the privilege.    

Introducing Brofoyedru

This is to introduce the village of Brofoyedru, which has just been sponsored for sanitation. Nicholas says the community is very excited as for some time now they’ve been watching nearby villages getting sponsors and wishing they could have one too. They don’t look very excited in the photo, but...

The New Ashanti Communal Latrine

Sekyere Central District recently asked if we would build some latrines for patients at Kwamang Hospital in the south of the District. In similar circumstances in the past we’ve built big, concrete latrines, all very expensive. David decided to see if normal household latrines, built close together, might not do...

Sponsored Walk

Here are before and after photos of the Ashanti annual sponsored walk, which was held at the end of last month. Twenty of us walked from St Pancras Old Church in central London, down the Grand Union Canal as far as Limehouse.  Then we adjourned to a pub, and finally...