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Abhijit Roy and his SpecSavers shop sponsor the neighbouring villages of Mpantuase and Nkwabrim in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. On a 50:50 basis, Ab and his staff have donated enough money to provide the villages with one latrine per household, to train them in health and hygiene, and to work with...

Awanya Latrines Good To Go

Great news!  Volunteer Paul Kalinauckas’ crowdfunding project raised over £5,500 for Awanya village.  The job of providing each home with its own personal household latrine – according to WaterAid, a much better solution that communal latrines to serve whole villages – will start very shortly. We are extremely grateful to...

White Arrogance

White Arrogance – What the Africans say about what the Whites think of them e-book by Antonella Sinopoli, in Italian with links to original articles in English.  4.10 euros Antonella Sinopoli is a journalist and documentary maker as well as being founder of Ashanti Development Italia.   Her latest work, White...

Crowdfunder

Awanya village will benefit from volunteer Paul Kalinauckas’ project to raise £5,000 to Develop A Village in Ashanti. Somehow or other, Awanya has learned the connection between hygiene and disease, and is desperate to have household latrines for the whole community. It’s now ringing two or three times a week...

Fund-raising lunch in Padua (Italy)

Ashanti Development Italia recently organised a lunch in Padua to raise funds to build a kindergarten in Adutwam village, Ashanti. Among the sixty guests were Alfred and Colin, two sons of Mr HK Marfo, our Director of Programmes in Ashanti. After presentations from the hosts, Alfred and Colin and their...

A new Facebook page and an updated website

We have a new Facebook page! Please visit us on Facebook and ‘Like’ our page to keep up to date with our latest news including videos and photos. You can also follow us right now (on Facebook or Twitter) using the buttons on the right hand side of this website....

A new kindergarten for Kruwi

Last week saw the commissioning of a new kindergarten for Kruwi village. It’s very important for villages to have kindergartens, so parents can leave their toddlers in safety while they go to work on their farms. Kruwi spent a day rejoicing when their kindergarten was finally up and running. The opening ceremony...

Latrines for PSK

This picture shows the layout of the latrines finished earlier this year at the three villages of Patese, Sesease and Kokoben, commonly known as PSK. After they’d finished the work, PSK appealed direct to the donors for a palm-oil presser, to enable them to sell palm oil at the local...

Our Italian team starts work

Work is underway to build a new clinic in the village of Adutwam, with finance provided by Ashanti Development Italia, co-founded by director Antonella Sinopoli. Antonella, who sponsors the village (Adutwam have made her their queen) is currently in Ashanti helping to supervise the building of a clinic in Adutwam....