I have waited for this moment since I left Africa 4 months ago, thrilled to return to Ghana in a few days to Gakpokorpe, the tiny remote village I adopted as my own. Gakpokorpe has no running water, electricity or paved roads. Yet it is rich with the beautiful natural resource of warm, kind, hard working men, women and children that dream of something better.
By the end of this week I will join my architect and faithful team of masons, carpenters, electrician and plumber as we come together to begin the second phase of construction of Mason’s School of Hope. The people of Gakpokorpe have shared their land with me, and opened their hearts and their homes to me. They are electrified with excitement as they watch Hope for Ghana’s first school being created in front of their eyes. Most importantly they are an integral part of Hope for Ghana’s team, taking ownership of their own future with their labor.
To everyone who shares this journey with me you will be proud of what is going on in this very grateful village. Your love and support remain the foundation of this school, and I remain humbled to be the messenger of your good will. The people of Gakpokorpe and the surrounding villages are feeling hope in a way they have never imagined possible, finally able to dream of a better future. I can’t wait to share the pictures and stories from this great land while I’m in Ghana on Hope for Ghana’s Facebook page. Stay tuned, and watch something very beautiful unfolding in Africa.
With love and gratitude,