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 14, 2010

Western Heritage Home Board Hires Managing Director

As their programs expand and more of their mission objectives are being realized, the Western Heritage Home Board has recognized the need for an experienced locally-based leader. Mr. Isaac Bentil fills that need. Mr. Bentil has served on the WHH Board since its inception, In fact, he and James Kainyiah were first to recognize the need in the Axim community for a broad-based Ghanaian-managed non-profit (NGO), and together laid the foundation for what they dreamed would be a Children's Home.

Mr. Bentil will direct all WHH activities, including the Children's Home, Academy, Women's Economic Development, and Internet Cafe, and new programs that are developed as WHH pursues its mission.

Mr. Bentil has long been active in the Axim community. Known simply as "Bentil", he is the owner of Ben-Ben Enterprise, a printing business located in the heart of Axim Town, right across from the Castle. He is a leading layman in the Axim Methodist Church, and also in Methodist activities in the Western Region. He annually organizes the Kundum Festival, which traditionally celebrates Nzema culture through ceremony, dancing, and drumming, and which calls folks back to their family homes in Axim from far and near.

Mr. Bentil's oldest son has joined him in his business, leaving him time for his first love---working for the betterment of children, especially, and the economic, educational, and social development of the Axim community.

Ghana Together folks are very familiar with Bentil, because he was a Global Citizen Journey delegate during our first visit to Axim. As a WHH Board member, he has worked closely with our Ghana Together Board since our inception. We are delighted not only to welcome him to the new job, but also to congratulate the WHH Board on its successful three years of operation and steady success in realizing their mission.

Board members shown left to right in photo above are: Maryanne Ward, President Ghana Together Board and advisory member of the WHH Board; Father Paul Awuah (Axim Catholic Church); Miss Frances Polley (retired math teacher); Mr. James Kainyiah (Nana Kaku Bullu II, Chair and Founder of WHH NGO, owner of JamKay enterprises and Development Chief of Lower Axim Traditional Council), Isaac Bentil, Ariana Amarh (WHH Business Mgr), and Mad. Hajara Yakubu (Dir. Community Development Vocational Institute).