Mpantuase-Nkwabrim has sent a lovely thank-you letter for some teachers’ latrines. I can’t get it to photocopy reasonably, so here’s what it says: –
Dear Sir/Madam A LETTER OF APPRECIATION
The Headteacher, Odikro, Assemblyman, staff, Parent/Teacher Association /School Management Committee … wish to express their profound thanks and gratitude to you for accepting to construct a six-seater toilet facility for us.
The Headteacher as well as the people are highly delighted for your financial support …
We are, therefore, writing to honour appreciation and pray that the Almighty God bless you greatefully (sic).
We hope this humble letter would be accepted in good faith.
And here are a couple of photos of the work in progress.
Although there’s free primary school education in Ghana, the two little girls in the photo can’t attend. This is because their nearest school is at Kwamang, which is at least five kilometres distant. However, thanks to a generous sponsor, at least they’ll soon have household latrines.
Esereso Village is quite remote from any town. It consists of a local community and separate settlement of Tuaregs – settlers from the north. Tuaregs or Fulanis are quite warlike and aggressive, and local people tend to keep their distance.
We’ve recently found a sponsor to develop Esereso and everyone, including the Tuaregs, is very happy. It looks as if the newcomers will at last start to integrate, as otherwise they may miss out on the latrines.
The Technical School is Gyetiase is well underway, providing training mainly to single mothers and offering them a way out of the extreme poverty many are currently suffering. Here are some pictures of the school with its teacher, Kofi Marfo from Nsuta.
Nicholas, our Country Director, is busy distributing Aquafilters to villages where we believe boreholes would never succeed. Here he is, giving them out to Duomo village. At present, each household has to pay Ghc.5 (just under £1) for a household filter, but from now on we’re going to sell them on microcredit terms. Like that, we’ll have money to replace them when they break.