OUR START IN 2016
As a new charity we focussed our activities in Ghana so we could understand the issues that needed to be addressed and also create a good working model that can be rolled out across Africa in the future.
Mary Owiredu, one of the trustees of the charity has been working in Ghana delivering projects and meeting with existing organisations to help develop a clear working structure. Mary Owiredu, along with our volunteers based Ghana, Martin Adjei Danso and His Team and Harriet Asare and she mission team will collect agreed funds transferred to the bank in Ghana so that they can support identified projects by purchasing the necessary materials and delivering them. Below are some of the projects we have supported to date:
Social and Medical Projects
Our Trustee, Mary Owiredu, visited Ghana to develop the working structure for the charity. Whilst there, she arranged for Serving Hands UK to support a feeding programme in Techiman and all it surrounding villages
Our volunteer agent in Ghana, Harriet Asare is in charge of developing the religious outreach programme in Ghana. She has been purchasing and distributing bibles to ensure people have access to the gospel.
Rehabilitation of Prisoners
Martin Adjei Danso, has been setting up activities to support women in prison. With Martin’s help the charity has been helping to improve the conditions for prisoners. Purchasing supplies to meet their basic need every month. The charity is also supporting vocational training for two of the younger prisoners who want to go back to school on release
Martin Adjei Danso is also a teacher in Ghana and has been helping us to develop our educational support programme. With the charity’s support she has been able to buy books, pens and other education materials
We supported a major project in Anumaatua to replace the roof on the village school.
Supporting New Business
The charity is supporting a group of women to start their own business. They make one of the local foods called gari, which is made from cassava. They have requested support to help them buy better equipment, which will increase their production twofold. The charity has paid a deposit for this equipment and is actively fundraising to raise the full amount of £5000
The charity has also distributed a number of grants to individuals in desperate need referred to us by our partner organisations in Ghana.
We supported Lewis parents direct; they received a grant of £150 as they wanted to develop their farm and needed some equipment that would enable her to do this. The Trustees decided to give her that money in three instalments and Joyce Taylor has visited her in Ghana to see how her farming business is going.
Nana Ama is a single mother, who needed help get her children uniforms and equipment for school
Eric is who required a grant to start small business and we funded the business 100% for him.
The charity is supporting a young boy with special education needs to attend a school equipped to meet his needs.