Hope for Ghana is thrilled to announce it is ready to build again. Anloga, a poor rural village in the Volta Region of Ghana whose inhabitants are mostly fishermen and farmers, will be the home of Hope for Ghana’s fourth library and computer lab at a school of 1000 primary school and junior high school students. The same very special team in Ghana who built the second library at Tegbi Roman Catholic School in 2014 and recently The Elena Haasen Library at Tegbi Agbedrafor Basic School will provide the workmanship for this project. While some books will be brought over from the United States, most of the books will be purchased in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Though all the learning software for the computer lab is purchased in the United States, the computer system in its entirety is bought from a major IT company in Accra. Hope for Ghana will continue to spend over 90% of its donations overseas in Ghana, putting money in the hands of the Ghanaian people and Ghanaian companies.
Hope for Ghana’s newest project will proudly be dedicated to the memory of Fritz Cameron. It was 1977, when a 28 year old from Arnold, Pennsylvania packed his bags and headed to Ghana as a Peace Corps volunteer. He was older than the usual volunteers at the time and a math teacher was urgently needed. Fritz Cameron had no idea that a small school in Cape Coast, The Holy Child School, would start an overseas teaching career that spanned over 37 years. Fritz left Ghana with a promise to return one day. He was planning on retracing his steps in West Africa after retirement. After his untimely death in 2014, Fritz’s family contacted Hope for Ghana with the wish to fulfill his promise through the creation of a library and computer lab for the children of Ghana. The Fritz Cameron Library will serve to educate Ghanaian children in the same way that Fritz dedicated his life to educating and impacting children in Ghana nearly 40 years ago.
I am very grateful for the growing awareness of Hope for Ghana’s mission and the overwhelmingly generous support from donors all over the world. The libraries and computer labs we’ve created together are used by students and teachers, from young children just learning how to read to older children doing research for school projects and teachers preparing the next day’s lessons. Our journey is far from over. As the voice of these beautiful Ghanaian children I thank you for creating hope and opportunity with your involvement and tax-deductible donations as Hope for Ghana brings educational tools to children starving for the chance to learn and yearning for a brighter future. Together the possibilities are boundless.
With love and gratitude,