Hope for Ghana’s vision is larger than ever. In September I will return to Ghana for Hope for Ghana’s most ambitious project to date, as Hope for Ghana begins building its first school. In the most remote villages in Ghana, educational resources are so depleted that some children attend “schools under a tree.” In some cases the nearest school may be so far away that young children either don’t attend school or they risk their lives walking on the road to school. Hope for Ghana is thrilled to announce that a new schoolhouse will be built in the very remote, tiny village of Gakpokorpe, a poor village of farmers whose children now walk almost 3 kilometers each way to get to school every day.
Hope for Ghana is very proud to dedicate its first school to Mason Langford, a beautiful patient of mine who passed away when he was only 20 months old. His short time on earth brought light and happiness to all who knew him, and his huge smile was contagious. Mason was a healthy, energetic, and loving toddler who loved to go for walks, visit the zoo, play with his cars and trains, and read his books. At the age of 1 year Mason was diagnosed with epilepsy after many months of unexplained seizures. On February 13, 2015 his life was tragically cut short by Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. After a bedtime bottle and snuggles with his parents, Mason passed peacefully in his sleep. Mason’s School of Hope will be a reflection of his light and love that lives on forever, every day bringing hope and opportunity to young children in Ghana yearning for their future.
Working in collaboration with Member of Parliament, Hon. Bernard Ahiafor and a local Assemblyman, this huge undertaking will create a kindergarten and primary school, giving young children the chance to learn with the dignity of a modern school and all the necessary tools for a proper education. Mason’s School of Hope will be built not only by my faithful team of workers that has created Hope for Ghana’s libraries and computer labs for the last 3 years, but also skilled and unskilled workers from the local and surrounding communities. The Chief of the village will provide ample land on which an entire community can proudly build a schoolhouse that will include 4 classrooms, Hope for Ghana’s signature library, toilets, desks, chairs and marker boards, and the hope of additional classrooms in the future.
Join me on this amazing adventure and be part of Hope for Ghana’s history as together we continue to provide educational opportunities never before available to children in the neediest of villages. From his home in Accra, Member of Parliament, Hon. Bernard Ahiafor beautifully explains how Hope for Ghana can help the plight of school children in the remote villages, and Assemblyman, Justice Gokah, makes a heartfelt plea from Gakpokorpe for a desperately needed new school. Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated and essential to fulfilling Hope for Ghana’s promise to the Gakpokorpe community.
Together we can change the lives of Ghanaian children for generations to come.
With much love and gratitude,