The wonderful SpecSavers fund-raisers ran a skittles evening to raise money for their sponsored village, Mpantuase-Nkwabrim. No less that 73 people turned up to support them and they raised nearly £400.
It’s been a great day for eyes in Gyetiase. SpecSavers sent us thousands more secondhand specs, and they’re going like hot cakes.
Our friend Mark brought a ‘Google Home’ to Ghana last month. It’s the size of a doughnut, and tries to answer questions by searching for information on the web.
In the little village of Gyetiase, it was a wow – everyone wanted to have a go. Mark mounted it in a box on the back of a church, and day and night we could hear voices asking questions – for the name of the President of Ghana, or who Michael Essien was, or what was the capital of Togo, or just to be told a story.
In a recent speech, our Founder Martha Boadu called on Ghanaians to always think outside the box in their quest of developing the country.
Last month in Ashanti, we talked to the farmers of Mpantuase Village about the agricultural training and support they were getting. They seemed very well versed, and all knew to watch out for the dreaded army worm, which can destroy crops at the snap of a finger.
Here’s a picture of our meeting, and a couple more of Mavis paying them their loans. They will use the money to buy tools and tubers, seeds, wellington boots and agro-chemicals, and then repay it after the harvest.