Hope for Ghana opened its second school in July 2021 in the remote village of Kpevenu, a village desperately in need of a school because the nearest school is 6 kilometers away so children often do not go to school.
Hope for Ghana will proudly honor my friend and mentor, Christian Platini Ashiagbor when Platini’s School of Hope is completed and inaugurated in the village of Kpevenu. A humanitarian, a child rights advocate who believed in the potential of every child, Platini was the bedrock of my work in Ghana for many years, bringing Hope for Ghana to the level it has reached in Africa, guiding me, and building the team that still faithfully works with me. Platini left this world much too early but leaves behind a legacy of improving the human condition.
Member of Parliament Hon. Bernard Ahiafor and I met 2 years ago with a village hungry for the chance to learn. Hon. Ahiafor’s plea to Hope for Ghana to build a new school in Kpevenu can be seen in the video below. He referred to the temporary structure students learn under and pleaded, “This is what the people of Kpevenu use as a classroom. It doesn’t befit human status … Come to our aid so the children at least have a classroom to attend school. Children are the future of every nation. These children from Kpevenu are the future of the community, future of Ghana, future of Africa and the future of the world.”
Hope for Ghana will provide 4 classrooms, a library, running water, solar power, toilets and a sewage system, creating a modern kindergarten and primary school. We will leave Kpevenu with a sustainable gift for their future.
Let us rewrite history today. One village at a time.