News Blog

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,...

Ankumadua Clinic

We’ve just finished one of our biggest ever projects – the construction of a clinic (our third) on the northern road to Aframso. The Chiefs of Ankamadua and Amoaman villages allocated land at the borders of each one’s territory, so half the building was situated on each side. People from...

A New Cornmill

Some years ago we bought a cornmill for the village of Adutwam on condition they eventually paid us back with interest. The idea was a sort of collective microcredit. The women of Adutwam already had microcredit loans from us so the village was familiar with the concept. Adutwam have never...

Brengo Celebrates

What’s everyone talking about in the villages? Well my guess would be that it’s the grand durber that Brengo village held a few days ago to celebrate their new household latrines plus a new borehole, overhead tank and water fetching point. All these were sponsored by the Christadelphians, to whom...

A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall

… as Bob Dylan would say. The rains are not far off now, so in Ashanti they’re trying to fast track latrine projects. Here are some photos of Ohemaa-Dida village (Dida means we eat here, we sleep here – not sure about Ohemaa), where they’re busy digging, and constructing masonry...

Twin Coconut Trees

Nkubeta is the last village in a line of ten, and it’s lucky enough to be sponsored for latrines and hygiene training by Softwire Ltd, London-based producer of bespoke software systems. This is Softwire’s second sponsored village. They are making a real difference. Nkubeta tell us that they came to...