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.

Sep 28, 2010

Axim Muslim Community Celebrates End of Ramadan With Gifts

The WHH Children's Home was delighted to receive 200 lbs of rice and two gallons of cooking oil, along with tomato paste and other food items, from the local Muslim community youth in celebration of the end of Ramadan. With both WHH scholars and staff as well as Muslim community members looking on, Mr. Isaac Bentil, Managing Director of Western Heritage Home, accepts these generous gifts from the Imam of the Axim Muslim community.

The WHH Children's Home is a community-based Home. It accepts children from all faiths, if it is determined that there is no reasonable "family alternative." We of Ghana Together, a US-based 501c3 non-profit, provide most of the funding for the daily operation of the Children's Home and other Axim projects helping children. We are so grateful for these gifts from the local Axim community and proud that the Children's Home merits the support of local folks. If you would like to join in this circle of friendship, from Ghana you can contact Western Heritage Home staff in Axim directly, or go to http:/ for more information. Thank you!

Sep 6, 2010

Cooking at the WHH Children's Home: Gas Ring versus Coal Pot

This past month, Western Heritage Home purchased a "gas ring" cooker to supplement or even replace the "coal pot" technology. Shown here is the new propane gas cooker and a traditional coal pot. The gas ring is a big improvement because it burns cleanly, eliminating the smoke inhalation that plagues cooks in Ghana. It also eliminates the need for charcoal, which is a big problem in countries like Ghana where forests are being depleted. The gas cooker itself cost about $50 US. There is a challenge because the propane to fill the gas cylinder is not always available in Axim. The staff will keep the coal pot and have charcoal on hand for those times when propane runs out and none can be purchased. The photo above shows the cooking process: large "head pan" for cleaning the fish or vegetables, coal cooker and small pot, and large "soup pot". The cooks typically sit on the low stools. The older WHH girls have all learned to cook; girls are allowed to help from the youngest age---in this case, helping to peel the shallots.