Ghana Together works with our Ghanaian friends of Western Heritage Home, a Ghanaian-registered and managed non-profit, to improve social, educational, and health conditions in Axim, Ghana. Together we accomplish projects, connect WHH to resourceful individuals and organizations, and create sustainable programs. We make a real difference to real people in a local, grassroots effort. Our website at tells our story.

Mar 22, 2014

Western Heritage Home (Axim, Ghana) and Ghana Together (US) Finalize Plans for 2014

When Maryanne Ward, President of Ghana Together, visited Axim, Ghana recently, our Western Heritage Home associates discussed with her their project priorities for 2014.

This past weekend our Ghana Together Board met to discuss those priorities and finalize our own goals for this year.

We will continue to sustain these ongoing programs:

-Fund school tuition/fees/boarding and other costs for the original Western Heritage Home scholars who still need our help. We are so proud of Dorothy, who has graduated high school and has a teaching job (!), and Gifty, Philomena, and Charlotte who received full senior high scholarships from one of the oil companies working in Ghana.

-Fund 47 tuition scholarships to Apewosika Village Primary School, targeting the poorest families. We are grateful to Nana Adjow Sika, the Queen Mother, for working with Headmaster David to select and monitor these students.

-Continue to collect and ship books to the children’s library.

-Fund minor ongoing support for the soon-to-open children's computing laboratory (using the One Laptop Per Child machines), located next to the Children’s Room at the Library
-Help with some minor expenses as they arise on Heritage Building, now a hostel for senior high girls.

In addition, we will try to muster funding for this new project

...which looks a lot like our 2013 renovation project we are so proud of!

Remember this school building from Jan 2013?


...and how the WHH and the PTA with our help totally renovated it?

And how in Jan 2014, 80+ JHS students go to their classrooms in this very beautiful building?

Maryanne took this photo just a few weeks ago and happily received the heartfelt thanks of students, teachers, and parents

Built on that success, we plan a similar project at the Axim All-Girls High School.

WHH and local school leaders will renovate this old building that is structurally sound, per the Axim Municipality District Engineer, Mr. Hadden, himself...

 ...taking into consideration that the inside is in pretty good shape, not having been exposed to tropical rains, heat, and humidity...


...putting those same carpenters/masons/PTA members/very capable high school young women to work to clean it up, replace the roof, fix the masonry, replace windows, add mosquito netting, paint...

...mixing in about $11,000 help from Ghana Together...(yes, we can use some help with this)

...and give those high school girls...

  • who eat all three meals at school
  • study there
  • basically live at school except for sleeping 
  • and who ARE, after all, the future women leaders of Ghana...

A nice, clean, dry study/eating/assembly hall.
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