I am thrilled to announce that Hope for Ghana will begin building its second school in February 2019. The remote village of Kpevenu is desperately in need of a school because the nearest school is 6 kilometers away so children often do not go to school.
The Kpevenu community has been so eager to provide education that it has recently put up a temporary “shack” made of a bamboo straw roof held up by a few bamboo sticks, under which 3 classes learn side by side on benches.
Member of Parliament Hon. Bernard Ahiafor and I recently met 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.”
In the same style as its first school, 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.
Hope for Ghana will also provide access to clean water to several more remote villages during my journey in February. Villages that presently walk several miles to fetch dirty water will soon have clean, potable water in their own community.
Fundraising for this enormous project begins today. Please join me on this journey and together let’s change the village of Kpevenu forever. Let us bring to children and families in Ghana hope, opportunity, and the chance to sustain themselves in the future by ensuring their most basic needs.
Let us rewrite history today. One village at a time.