News Blog

Awanya Village Chief Gets What He Wants

37 household latrines, probably used by over 370 people, have now been completed at Awanya – a village so desperate for latrines that the Chief rang us persistently on his mobile till he got what he wanted. The latrines were sponsored by our Crowdfunder friends, with extra help from one...

Gyetiase Eye Clinic

The clinic at Gyetiase is pretty well finished. We’re looking for a part time eye nurse and a part-time optician to screen a short list of cataract patients. Dr Peter Osei-Bonsu, the Komfo Anokye Hospital eye surgeon, will then visit twice a month to operate. Meanwhile, Nana Ab Roy (see...

At last – clean water at Gyetiase

One of our biggest projects right now is to develop the borehole drilled a couple of years ago in Tadiesa village. It provides enough good quality water not only to meet the needs of Tadiesa, but also to be pumped uphill to supply Gyetiase too. The photo shows (no, not...

Master’s Death

We are very sorry to announce that Mr HK Marfo, otherwise known as Master, died ten days ago in Kumasi Hospital. Master was Ashanti Development’s first volunteer in Ghana, and worked for us for many years, initially with no pay. At first he was responsible for all our work, from...

Four Friends and Two Villages

Four friends recently joined forces to sponsor the neighbouring villages of Dadease and Mpenya in Ashanti.   Ashanti News 19 tells the story of how, having funded household latrines, they set up a small jewellery-making business for the women in Dadease and are now selling bracelets and necklaces in the...

News from Ashanti

Six members of the Leigh Rotary Club visited Gyetiase last week to inspect the work Ashanti Development had done for them at Bimma Village.  They seemed well pleased with the 108 household latrines, the kindergarten and food processing plant, the free school dinners, the farm support scheme and school playground...

Tree-Planting Project

Low rainfall this summer meant that many saplings, planted as part of our tree-planting project, didn’t survive. The project depends on children in their last three years of school being given a sapling to look after, with prizes for the best. The photos show enthusiastic school children queuing up for or...

A Dream of Africa – Gala 2012

We hope you will join us at our 2012 Gala to raise awareness and funds for Ashanti Development, and enjoy an evening of beautiful ballet and music.    

A stroll down the canal How about joining on Ashanti Development’s annual sponsored walk down the Regent’s Canal.   It’s always a very pleasant event, and a good time for volunteers, supporters and people who might like to volunteer at some unspecified future date to meet each other. The walk...

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...