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 tohighlight 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.
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.
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.
Penny spoke recently with Zoe Cunningham from Central London community radio station Zone One Radio about our Adopt a Village programme. Listen to the interview below and get in touch if you’re interested in getting involved.
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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.
Bimma Village has a new kindergarten, generously financed by the Rotary Club of Leigh. The unskilled building work was carried out by the villagers under the supervision of Ashanti development’s Programmes Manager, Nicholas Aboagye.
In the photo, you can just see some of the children’s toys, painting and drawing equipment donated by Rotary’s Inner Wheel. Bimma children have a much better chance of a healthy and happy childhood because of the time, money and commitment of all these people.
And in early November we also bought teaching materials for Bimma’s Junior High School, thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club’s Inner Wheel.
Work began in November The picture shows the villagers moulding the blocks which will be used to build the walls.
Meanwhile, the school staff and community of Dida Village have sent us a thank-you letter for the school latrines we built for them last year and for teaching equipment kindly donated by Christ Church, Lewes.