My recent 5 week journey in Ghana was exhilarating, leaving village after village with a new sense of joy and hope. New projects and new partnerships allowed Hope for Ghana to reach new heights.
Hope for Ghana’s third school has reached the roof level. Progress is astounding, and when completed in July it will provide a kindergarten and primary school with 7 classrooms, library, staff room, access to clean water, solar power, bathrooms and a sewage system.
Drilling has begun in 9 more villages, providing the gift of clean, potable water for the first time to these communities. The video below shows the unimaginable joy as the village of Edzikorpe receives this gift of life.
An extraordinary partnership with Brother’s Brother Foundation in Pittsburgh has provided the incredibly generous gifts of solar power, a water borehole, and a reverse osmosis machine that purifies the water at Hope for Ghana’s new school site. Plans were made with the District Medical Director and all local hospitals and clinics for Brother’s Brother Foundation’s medical supplies relief shipment in the next few months.
Apprentice sponsorships were given to 5 more men and women who will now have the opportunity to receive vocational skills to become tailors, seamstresses and tilers.
A weekend getaway with Senyo, Hope for Ghana’s Ground Operations Assistant, to Cape Coast provided an adventure of a lifetime, walking across the famous forest canopy walk, and a more somber visit to Cape Coast Castle, where thousands of slaves were held until they left the “Door of No Return” during the slave trade. Senyo’s narration in the videos below is not to be missed, reflecting a child-like joy on the canopy walk, contrasted with the incredibly mature reflection of this 27 year old young man facing one of history’s greatest atrocities.
The hope and joy in Ghana is abundant and beyond words. These videos give you a taste of what can happen in 5 weeks while in Ghana.