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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...

Across Continents

Sorry for the long silence. A very nasty computer virus was to blame. I’m waiting for people to send in photos of Taste of Ghana, so I can put them on the website. Meanwhile, here’s one of our newest volunteer, Saulius Sliackus from Lithuania, with his wife and with the...

A Taste of Ghana

Come and join us to celebrate a decade of amazing work by Ashanti Development – and party Ghanaian style! There will be plenty of traditional Ghanaian food, music, village gifts and souvenirs, and a chance to find out how all the money raised is improving lives across the Ashanti region...

Working in the Rain

It’s raining in Ghana but despite that the work on Ankumadua Clinic is continuing and the building is now up to lintel level. When it’s finished, we’ll hand it over to the District to run. They’re very happy about it, as it will provide health care for people who’ve previously...

One Amazing Week

Last week, a six day eye clinic took place in Gyetiase, run by a team from Okonfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, and led by Dr Peter Osei-Bonsu. The team consisted of four ophthalmologist, six optometrists, five ophthalmic nurses, two technicians and one driver. They were joined by Ashanti Development’s...