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Awanya Latrines Good To Go

Great news!  Volunteer Paul Kalinauckas’ crowdfunding project raised over £5,500 for Awanya village.  The job of providing each home with its own personal household latrine – according to WaterAid, a much better solution that communal latrines to serve whole villages – will start very shortly.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed.  Your names will be included in a book, to be held permanently at Awanya.  This means that if many years from now you decide to visit Ghana and drop in on Awanya, the village should know who you are and give you a big welcome.

White Arrogance

White Arrogance What the Africans say about what the Whites think of them
e-book by Antonella Sinopoli, in Italian with links to original articles in English.  4.10 euros

White Arrogance

Antonella Sinopoli is a journalist and documentary maker as well as being founder of Ashanti Development Italia.   Her latest work, White Arrogance, is an ebook which aims to highlight prejudices spread by the Western media about the African continent.

Published by Quintadicopertina, the text is based on direct evidence from the web, blogs and social networks.  It is part of a collaborative publishing project by organisations active in human rights and freedom of information (website reference to Ping the World)

White Arrogance will be available soon in ePub, PDF and Mobipocket and at Amazon and all major on-line stores.  Antonella is generously offering half the profits to Ashanti Development.

Crowdfunder

Digging a pit for a household latrine

Awanya village will benefit from volunteer Paul Kalinauckas’ project to raise £5,000 to Develop A Village in Ashanti.

Somehow or other, Awanya has learned the connection between hygiene and disease, and is desperate to have household latrines for the whole community. It’s now ringing two or three times a week to see how much money has been raised so far. Please contribute – £10 is enough – by going the Crowdfunder website.

Fund-raising lunch in Padua (Italy)

Ashanti Development Italia recently organised a lunch in Padua to raise funds to build a kindergarten in Adutwam village, Ashanti.

Among the sixty guests were Alfred and Colin, two sons of Mr HK Marfo, our Director of Programmes in Ashanti.

After presentations from the hosts, Alfred and Colin and their wives, all wearing tribal robes, sang a traditional song to thank everyone present, including the organisers and helpers, for their great generosity.

A new Facebook page and an updated website

We have a new Facebook page! Please visit us on Facebook and ‘Like’ our page to keep up to date with our latest news including videos and photos. You can also follow us right now (on Facebook or Twitter) using the buttons on the right hand side of this website.

Don’t worry – we’ll still be keeping this website up to date. We’ve updated the site with some new images and features, and we’ll be doing even more with it in the future.

A new kindergarten for Kruwi

Last week saw the commissioning of a new kindergarten for Kruwi village. It’s very important for villages to have kindergartens, so parents can leave their toddlers in safety while they go to work on their farms.

Kruwi spent a day rejoicing when their kindergarten was finally up and running. The opening ceremony was presided over by the local authority Chief Executive.

Latrines for PSK

This picture shows the layout of the latrines finished earlier this year at the three villages of Patese, Sesease and Kokoben, commonly known as PSK.

After they’d finished the work, PSK appealed direct to the donors for a palm-oil presser, to enable them to sell palm oil at the local markets.  The donors agreed, and work is to begin shortly.

Our Italian team starts work

Work is underway to build a new clinic in the village of Adutwam, with finance provided by Ashanti Development Italia, co-founded by director Antonella Sinopoli.

Antonella, who sponsors the village (Adutwam have made her their queen) is currently in Ashanti helping to supervise the building of a clinic in Adutwam. You can follow her blog by clicking here.

Sixty latrines completed in Nkwabrim

This picture shows one of the last of the sixty latrines completed over the last two months in the village of Nkwabrim.

Every household now has its own and the community has been trained in hygiene.

The owner of this latrine spent his own money buying a pedestal for it.

From now on, whenever a new house is built in Nkwabrim the owner will be taught how to construct a latrine to go with it.

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