News Blog

Introducing Dagati

Here are some photos of the village of Dagati, which isn’t marked on any map. The cost of sanitation’s only £3,300 and it would make such a huge difference to their lives. (The water’s what they drink.)  

Two New Kindergartens

Here’s another photo of the new kindergarten at Mpantuase, funded by Ab Roy and his team.  It looks wonderful, and everyone is delighted with it. The se cond photo is the new kindergarten in Bonkron, funded by our sponsors Softwire.  It is the biggest kindergarten in Sekyere Central.

A Taste of Ghana, – New Venue

Saturday July 11, 4pm – 7pm We’ve had to change the venue for our party on Saturday at short notice. It will now be held at: The Tenants’ Hall (there’s a garden too!) Underneath Tresham Lambs Conduit Passage London WC1R 4RE. Lambs Conduit Passage is a little pedestrian alley off...

This Year’s Tree Planting

Nicholas created a tree planting project some years ago. It involves school children planting and looking after saplings for three years, and has resulted in thousands of trees being planted. Here’s this year’s project.  

Jolloff Rice

Have you booked to come to our summer party on Saturday 11 July?  Held on a rooftop, there will be plenty of Ghanaian food, music, posters and good company.   Book now on And here’s a photo of our head cook, Martha Boadu, better known as Founding Director of...

Changing Lives

When Ally married Rupert on 30 May, one of her wedding presents was the money to provide three first loans for Ashanti Development’s new microcredit project. The photos are of Elizabeth, Afua and Abiba of Brofeyedru village, who were the first beneficiaries. They are extremely happy to have been included...

A Second Taste of Ghana

Our annual summer party will be held on Saturday 11 July this year, from 4pm to 7pm on the roof of the Brunswick Centre in central London.  Buy your ticket in advance via and you’ll only have to pay £10 instead of £15 on the door.      

Taste of Ghana, Telford

Earlier this month, Ashanti Development’s Telford Fundraisers organised a Taste of Ghana fund-raiser. It was a great evening, featuring not only some of the best Ghanaian food you’ll find in the UK, but also a performance by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writer, broadcaster and poet, currently teaching at the University of...

Bees Mean Honey

During a recent visit to Ghana, Dawn and Paul ran a five day training course on bee-keeping for seventeen villagers. They hope the participants may soon be able to sell honey for profit.   Here are some photos. You can also see Antonella’s video of the training at  

Looking For A Sponsor

Martha’s just back from Ashanti, where she visited a new village, exceptionally poor. It’s a community of settlers from the north, and one of the pictures below shows buckets of the water they’re drinking. We need some new village sponsors as a matter of urgency.