News Blog

The Same But Different

We’re currently building latrines in two villages, Afromano and Bobin. Now that the rains are with us, work in Aframano has come to a halt. The roads are very bad, sometimes impassable, and it’s terribly difficult to work in these conditions. On top of that, Aframano is a long way...

The Value of Training

Dave, our teacher-trainer, has been working via Skype and Whatsapp over the last few weeks, delivering training to all eight District circuit supervisors plus two teachers from the schools for which each has responsibility. The training focused on specific techniques which teachers are expected to use when planning their lessons....

Walk In The Sun

Yesterday was a great day for walking. Twenty of us met at St Pancras Old Church to do our annual walk down the Canal to Limehouse. We sometimes talk about changing the route, or perhaps walking in the other direction down the Canal, but everyone seems to like the walk...

Night Lights

More photos of the distribution of solar lamps, kindly donated by BasAid. We’re not told which villages were the beneficiaries, but from their clothes one could guess that the people are settlers – people who’ve come south because it’s too difficult to maintain life in Northern Ghana and the Sahara....

Good Luck Comes in Pairs

Thanks to the generosity of Mark and Judy, we started work on two new villages last week, Afromano and Bobin. In a few months time, each household will have its own latrine, and the whole community will have been trained in health and hygiene. The effects? Babies will cease to...

Pens4Kids

Our tree-planting project relies on school children to look after the saplings for three years after which, if the sapling is doing well, they are given some small gift. The photos show Bonkron primary school children receiving pens as their reward. We’re very grateful to Pens4Kids for giving us the...

Heartfelt Thanks

When people asked taxi-driver Emmanuel why he worked so hard, he explained that he was saving up to pay for an operation for his little daughter, who had a hole in the heart. Volunteers Dawn and Paul immediately offered to fund it, and here are some pictures of the child,...

A Taste Of Ghana

We warmly invite you to join us at our annual summer party, when London-based Ashanti’s will cook Ghanaian food to thank us for helping their villages. It will be held from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday 21st July at (or just outside) The Tenants Hall, Underneath Tresham, Lambs Conduit Passage,...

Mame Arko Comes In First

Congratulations to Mame Martha Arko, who has just won the prize for the best kept latrine in Gyetiase, beating the likes of Opanin Mobe, Amazon Gyambia and Opanin Yaw Adu. She won a small cash prize, and the runners up won even smaller sums, all to be presented at the...

A Bumper Harvest

The news is that our part of Ashanti’s expecting a bumper crop. A couple of years ago, the land was so dry that crops were destroyed by wildfire. Luckily, things are looking up. We visited Nana Ababio, Chief of Bimma and a beneficiary under our farm support scheme. He’s growing...