News Blog

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...

Boreholes

Our three successful boreholes at Dagati, JY and Ankumadua have now been joined by a fourth, at Esereso. Here are some photos.

Helping the Disabled

The photographs show the opening of our latest building – a centre for the disabled of Nsuta and District. The main donors, a Swiss charity called BasAid, sent representatives to the ceremony and were very impressed by the whole project. So little is provided for the disabled in Ghana that...

Three To A Desk

Campton Lower School generously donated funds to make desks for children in Atonsu Primary School. The two schools are twinned and regularly exchange letters and messages. Atonsu School wrote to thank Campton, saying the (absence of desks) had been a a serious need, and promising to cherish and remember Campton’s...

A Way Of Living

One of the Ashanti villages I visited last month was called Wonoo. Some of the community are local Ashantis, but others are settlers who came south because climate change was making it nearly impossible to scratch a living in Northern Ghana or Burkino Faso. They told us they were from...

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...