Hope for Ghana’s second school, Platini’s School of Hope, was inaugurated in August 2021 and is now open to over 100 students. The remote village of Kpevenu, hungry for the chance to learn, had been desperately in need of a school because the nearest school is 6 kilometers away so children often did not go to school.
Hope for Ghana heard Member of Parliament Hon. Bernard Ahiafor’s emotional plea to build a new school in Kpevenu as he referred to the temporary shed students had been learning under, “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 has proudly created a modern kindergarten and primary school, providing 4 classrooms, a library, staff room, running water, solar power, toilets and a sewage system. The school honors the memory of my friend and mentor, Christian Platini Ashiagbor. 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, 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.
We have happily given Kpevenu a sustainable gift for their future. Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey as we change the village of Kpevenu forever.
One village at a time.