News Blog

Drilling in Dagati

Last week we managed to drill three successful boreholes in Ashanti – one in Dagati, one in JY (both privately sponsored villages) and the third in Ankumadua, where we’re also building a clinic. Our success rate was 100 per cent, which is a great improvement on past efforts when at...

Awestruck In Ashanti

The photos show a meeting at the village of Timber Nkwanta, with everyone amazed to learn that a group of UK barristers and a young man called Rufus have decided to sponsor them for latrines. Apparently, the work is going really well – everyone very well motivated and anxious to...

Teacher-Training Project

Dave Banks has just returned to Ashanti, where he’s got off to a flying start with his teacher-training project. He spent Mon/Tues preparing and planning; Weds training circuit supervisors; Thurs training 50 headteachers; Fri planning/training at St Monica’s teacher-training college. All very busy and positive, he says.

A New Lease of Light

SpecSavers of Leicestershire have just returned from ten days in Ashanti, where they screened, treated, prescribed for or referred over 1,400 people. People came from all directions and from as far away as the northern regions of Ghana. They included important traditional rulers like the king of Nsuta, District Chief...

Jumpers for Joy

BIg thanks to Sara and Steve from Crofton Junior School in Bromley, who sent a crate of jumpers to their twinned school, Bonkron Primary in Ashanti. The smiles on the childrens’ faces speak for themselves.

Walking in the Rain

Last Saturday we did our annual sponsored walk from St Pancras Old Church down the Canal to Limehouse. It rained almost all the way, which at least kept us cool. At Limehouse, we stopped for a beer or a cup of tea, and came back to central London by riverboat....

Great News for Timber

A while ago, we reported on two new villages, Timber Nkwanta and Domeabra, located not far from Abuontem. They’re not on any map, but Nicholas discovered them when he was running a latrine project at Abuontem. Brilliant news! Timber Nkwanta has found itself a sponsor in the shape of a...

Working Together

Softwire, a London-based computer company, has long been a sponsor of Bonkron village, and provided them with sanitation, a kindergarten and other benefits. Crofton Primary School is twinned with Bonkron Primary School. The two schools communicate in writing or via Skype. Softwire and Crofton collaborated to provide Bonkron Primary with...

A New Centre for the Disabled

The most unfortunate people in Africa are probably the disabled. In Ghana, for example, disabled babies are often killed at birth, while the adult disabled are left to beg or otherwise live on charity. No-one will employ them. Many people even dislike associating with them. The Disabled Association of Nsuta...

Good Luck, Helen

Helen sponsors Dagati, a village of settlers from the north of Ghana/ Sahara who came south to look for an easier life. She’s already sponsored them for sanitation, and is determined now to give them clean water as well. Dagati is on the east of the area we cover, and...