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.

Nov 26, 2011

The Jerome Chandler Science Resource Center Full Swing!

Oh Wow! Look at all this stuff!!

Eric Jim, JHS Science Center Supervisor and Students
In an Aug 14 news article (see below), we reported that Ghana Together, Western Heritage Home, the Ghana Education Service, and the Axim District Assembly are cooperating to create a Science Resource Center for junior high classes in Axim. The day has come and the Center is open for business!

Jerome Chandler, a retired college science instructor and Ghana Together board director, spent most of September 2011 in Axim working with Ghanaian science teacher Eric “Jim” Jimpetey Djan, Science Resource Center Supervisor, setting up the Center on the 2nd floor of the WHH facility. Jerome produced a fascinating report with lots of photos which you can find on his “Fiziks is Phun” blog (see link at end of this article).

We talked with Eric via phone recently about how things are going. He said, in his calm manner, that “things are going smoothly.” Six schools are now using the Center for their first-level junior high students, with five more possible. Not all have science teachers in place at this time, which is the beginning of their new school year. Science teachers are scarce. Many are fulfilling their National Service requirement---not necessarily trained as teachers---which is required for all college graduates in Ghana.

At this point, 253 students/week are receiving hands-on practicum instruction for the first time. The children, accompanied by their science teacher, walk up to a half hour to get from their school to the Center. Two of the classes from Axim Methodist-Government and Dr. Bemish schools are very large---up to 70 students at one time. WHH and Ghana School personnel are in the process of setting up a One Laptop Per Child computer lab. When operational, the large classes will be split in half.

Eric says the biggest challenge is that schools must re-adjust their accustomed schedules. Math and English teachers are reluctant to give up any instruction time. The students spend about an hour walking to and from the WHH facility—a lot of time out of the day which, after all, begins at sunrise and ends at sunset, since Axim is nearly on the equator and few homes or schools have electric lights. So, he is working with the headmasters to smooth things out. It’s simply not financially or logistically possible for individual schools to have equipped science rooms, and Ghana nationally is emphasizing hands-on instruction in science and computers, so there is no lack of commitment. One of the schools is using the Science Center on Saturdays, when there are no other classes and the students can spend a longer time.

Eric himself has been teaching for six years. He completed his BSC in Electricals at the Ghana University of Education-Winneba/Kumasi Campus. As Science Center Supervisor he organizes materials, sets up experiments, works with individual teachers so their theoretical lessons and the practicums coincide, and generally helps not only the students but their teachers, too, who may have only limited hands-on experience themselves. He works under Mr. Sarfo Hayford, who is the curriculum director for science instruction in the Axim District, with 32 schools, including three senior high schools. The GES requested Ghana Together to help at the junior high level, specifically, as the age level with the greatest need.

The Jerome Chandler Science Resource Center occupies a large room on the 2nd floor of the Western Heritage Home facility, which is reasonably centrally-located to the schools. The facility has piped water, working toilets, and electricity (most schools do not). WHH painted the room. Ghana Together donated funds for six large tables, 42 stools, a raised teacher’s desk, extensive shelving in a storeroom, lockable cabinet, some five dozen storage tubs for science materials, a computer projector, whiteboard, etc. All of the furniture construction was contracted out to local Axim carpenters.

We shipped 18 boxes of science materials that could not be purchased easily in Ghana. Miriam Quansah, Director of Education for Axim, worked with Ghana customs to facilitate entry without incurring import fees. A great many items were hand-crafted by Jerome (thereby modeling how teachers can fashion materials themselves). We hand-carried about 150 lbs in suitcases. Jerome wrote many lesson plans for teachers and students experiments, bound in 3-ring notebooks, with DVD versions included. Teachers can use these plans directly, because they are based on Ghana’s JHS science curriculum, and also as models for their own plans. We spent about $600 in Ghana on science materials available there (we always prefer to buy locally, if possible). In addition, we have delivered 52 One Laptop Per Child computers donated by folks all over the US.
Now, please take a few minutes to look at Jerome’s report---full of photos and just fascinating. While you’re reading it, remember that Jerome spent four of his early years as a science instructor and five as headmaster at St. John’s School in Sekondi, Ghana. After his retirement as a Science Instructor at Skagit Valley College, he traveled to Ghana with our team in 2006. He returned in 2007 to be honored by St. John’s at their 50th anniversary celebration.
When we formally incorporated Ghana Together in 2008, Jerome was a founding member and continues to serve as a Board Director. He returned to Ghana in 2009 to conduct three weeks of workshops for Axim’s Junior High Science teachers. He dedicated much of his time in 2011 to creating the science room by buying or crafting materials, writing teachers’ instructions and student experiments, and overcoming the communication challenges involved between Mount Vernon and Axim! Then he spent September in Axim putting it all together.
We estimate Jerome has dedicated at least 15 years of service to Ghana, in one way or another! It is so fitting that Axim honored Jerome with a special ceremony, and named the room the “Jerome Chandler Science Resource Center.” Thank you for making Jerome's dream (and maybe that of quite a few children) become reality!

Jerome receives a plaque from School Director Marian Quansah and Municipal Chief Executive Cobbinah

Oct 17, 2011

About the WHH Children's Home Phase-Out

This is a long but important article. As many of you know, WHH phased out its Children's Home, as of mid-August this year. This article explains why. We hope you'll take the time to read it through. Thanks!

In December 2010, an official from the national level of Ghana's Ministry of Women and Children (MOWAC) visited the WHH Children's Home in Axim. The Home had been in operation since December 2007, caring for 25 or so children at any one time---some permanent residents and others taken in temporarily until their family's situation could be sorted out. The WHH Board, with Ghana Together's financial support, had already supported school costs for a good number of children at a nearby neighborhood school beginning September 2007, and by December had their facility ready to take in about 25 of the most town’s most vulnerable children, providing shelter, food, health insurance/medical care, and clothing.

The MOWAC official inspected the facility with positive results, recommending only a few improvements: raise the walls on the girls' shower from six to eight feet, build a small "lip" between the boys' shower and entry way to prevent water from flowing out, and build sturdy concrete steps to the volunteer quarters to replace a somewhat steep, slippery path. WHH made these improvements immediately.

However, she also shared with WHH leaders that a few months back--in October 2010---MOWAC adopted a new national policy called the "National Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children." The "Care Reform Initiative" part of the Plan de-emphasizes reliance on care for vulnerable children in institutions in favor of moving towards family and community-based care services for children without appropriate parental care. The goal is to reintegrate the child with the extended family (called “kinship care”), and if possible, to find relatives who are able to create a caring and stable environment for the child. If kinship care cannot be provided, temporary or permanent care with foster families can still provide a good home and if there is no possibility of a family reunion, to find the child an adoptive home, preferably with a Ghanaian family.
She explained that while there are four certified orphanages/children's homes in the region, the Ministry had decided to consolidate and certify only one of them for institutional care going forward. It is located in Takoradi, a nearby city about 45 minutes drive from Axim. She offered to move WHH children to the Egyam Orphanage, as appropriate to the individual child’s situation. She also suggested that the excellent WHH facility could well be converted into a women and children's shelter serving the entire Western Region, and that MOWAC would certify it for that use, if the WHH Board was in agreement. It was subsequently made clear by Social Welfare officials that WHH would not be certified as a Children’s Home in 2011 and beyond.

The WHH Board met late January 2011. They spent the better part of a day discussing options, including whether to turn to legal counsel to advise them or to ask their local Member of Parliament to intercede with MOWAC on their behalf. But Ghana is a democracy, and the WHH Board felt they needed to support and follow national policy. And, so, the final consensus was that since this is a national policy, and unlikely to change, the best option was to petition MOWAC to let them continue their Children's Home operation until the children had finished their school year in mid-August 2011, and meanwhile to work with Social Welfare to find homes in the Axim area and prepare the children for this major transition. They believed the children would be better off staying in Axim, which after all is not a very big town and is familiar to the children. They could attend their current school. And, if they were in Axim, WHH folks could keep an eye on their situation.
The Board rejected the idea of turning their facility into a regional shelter, believing that their mission is to support Axim specifically, especially the care and education of children and youth. They decided rather to work with the headmistress of the new All-Girls Senior High School to turn the first floor dormitory section of their facility into a senior high girls' hostel, thus opening an opportunity for girls living beyond walking distance of the high school.

They also decided that regardless of living situations, they would continue to support the children’s education and health insurance costs, monitor school attendance and living situations in collaboration with Social Welfare, and invite the children to come to the WHH Facility to use the computers and enjoy occasional social activities.
Maryanne Ward, President of Ghana Together, who was in Axim at the time and attended the meeting, assured the WHH Board that Ghana Together would continue to help them with school and health insurance costs, and would support their efforts to develop their building for other worthy educational and community purposes. We are in this together.

The WHH Board comforted themselves by thinking back on all they had accomplished---the struggle to build the facility, the satisfaction of admitting the first children, the years of constant care and attention, and pride that these children, so lacking in everything when they first came to them, are now attending school at an age-appropriate grade level, are healthy, can read, write, do math, see to homework, cook, clean, launder and press their precious school uniforms, and even have some computer skills. One WHH Board member remarked that these are not the same children who came to them in 2007. They are robust, some are leaders in their school, and they are ready to go out now and help their families and their community. She recited the WHH slogan---"Making Leaders of the Least"---and remarked that indeed, these children are young leaders in the making.
During the months following that momentous meeting, WHH and Social Welfare held a number of kinship/family meetings. They arranged family homes for every child. During the April school break, the children visited their future homes for a week. Then, in mid-August, on one eventful day, they each received a packet of rice and other foodstuffs, tied their meager belongings into a towel, and were delivered by WHH staff Isaac Bentil and Barbara Davis to their homes. School started early September, 2011.

So, where do things stand as of October, 2011? Seventeen of the children continue to live in Axim, and are attending the same school as before. WHH, with Ghana Together's help, has made sure all are in school, tuition is paid up, textbooks are in hand, and attendance is monitored. The families provide food, basic care, and ensure school attendance, and nurturing and guidance, and we might add, wisdom in the ways of Ghanaian family life. WHH will provide health insurance. Mr. Bentil reports he often sees them on their way to school and enjoys their greetings.
James Kainyiah, Chair of WHH Board, and Isaac Bentil, WHH Manager, have each taken a boy with no kinship options into their own families. Four others have been placed in kinship homes in other parts of Ghana.

One of our American Ghana Together friends was in Axim for the recent Kundum Festival -- the highlight of the year for Aximites of all ages. She met most of the children, gave them each a flashlight (their homes in all likelihood have no electricity for lighting and flashlights are prized in Axim), and said they seemed their "usual robust selves."
While this has been stressful for Western Heritage Home leaders (and we of Ghana Together looking on), we all need to remember that, like we ourselves in the US, Ghana has come to believe that children generally do better with families than in institutions. It will be a long transition, because Ghana has relied heavily on orphanages, often supported by international NGOs. But Ghana is working with UNICEF and others to transition children out of orphanages and into family homes where possible. For us in the West, this is common practice; for Ghanaians it's new and indicates their desire to adopt modern social practices.

As for our WHH Board friends, they will continue to support programs for kids and youth, based on their judgment of the best "bang for the buck." They are led by a couple of savvy, extraordinarily compassionate businessmen, a modern priest who leads a wonderful "youth service" every Sunday, and three very wise women who are leaders and know their community in and out.

As for our WHH Scholars, we’re pretty confident that with some extra support for school and health, they'll be OK. They will struggle---after all, they'll have to walk far for water, live in very close quarters, sometimes lack enough food. Life in Axim is not easy. But they will also have an increased sense of belonging and will add to their already strong arsenal of skills those needed to live in Ghana as it is today.  

All of us---donors on our side, and WHH leaders on theirs---can be thankful that we have had the privilege of giving them a giant boost! We send them out with faith in their capabilities and our loving regard.

Aug 14, 2011

Junior High Science Room Coming Soon!

It started with a suggestion from Sarfo Hayford, Science Curriculum manager for the Ghana Education Service, Axim-Nzema East District. "Why not build one really good science room for hands-on science education for junior high students from several schools?" He explained that there was no way that individual schools would be able to afford even modest science rooms now or in the foreseeable future. Well, why not, we thought?? Good idea!!

That was January 2010. We all went to work. In Axim, the Western Heritage Home Board offered a large room in their centrally-located facility. They painted the room, and arranged for carpenters to build tables and shelving.

The Axim District Assembly agreed to help with utility costs. American friends were their typically generous "donor" selves, bless them.

Jerome Chandler, Ghana Together's Science Project Manager, with his sidekick Rich Ward, acquired or built an unbelievable amount of materials, wrote experiments, and prepared teacher instructions. The Ghana Education Service found Eric, a local enthusiastic teacher, who will be the full-time Science Room Supervisor. And they are arranging the "timetable" for the classes.

Ghana Together has shipped 18 boxes of materials not easily procurable in Ghana, with 200 lbs more in suitcases, and with Sarfo purchasing some items there. All efforts are aimed at providing a practicum experience, based on the GES JHS Science curriculum, to enhance and complete the classroom theoretical training provided in their regular classrooms.

In September, Jerome will travel to Axim to work with Eric to set up the room, train the teachers, and meet some of the students. The science room will open September, 2011, in the Western Heritage Home facility for students from Axim's five government-funded junior high schools and their teachers.

We can't wait to see the photos! YES!!!

 Stay tuned....

Jul 18, 2011

Hosting Paramount Chief Awulae Attibrukusu

Photo courtesy Rosemary Rawcliffe

Ghana Together had the pleasure of welcoming Lower Axim Traditional Area Paramount Chief Awulae Attibrukusu III to Northwest Washington, June 29-July 2. Awulae had spent the previous six weeks in California, participating in an intensive training program in Business Administration. His visit gave us a rare chance to visit informally with this dedicated African leader and return in small part the hospitality he always extends to us when we visit Axim.

While in the Puget Sound area, he met with Lawrence Tolliver, Sales Director for Boeing in Africa, South America, and Caribbean. He visited the Swinomish Indian Reservation in LaConner, WA, as a guest of Chairman Brian Cladoosby. He met with the Economic Development Association of Skagit County. Staff of the Mount Vernon Public Library gave him an overview of their children’s programs, since one of his interests is improving children’s services in the modest public library in Axim. He met many friends of Ghana Together at an informal Open House.

Awulae and Brian Cladoosby, Chairman Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
He toured the new Northwest Career & Technical Academy in Mount Vernon, which is funded by several school districts. Since Ghana Together is working with Awulae, Western Heritage Home, and the Axim School District to create a science room that will serve as a central resource for several schools, the Academy, based on a similar model, was of particular interest.
Awulae is the Paramount Chief of the Lower Axim Traditional Council. He is called “King” by his people in the Nzema Traditional Area. It is a hereditary position. Although Ghana is a democracy, it retains its chieftaincy system. Awulae is the Paramount Chief for over more than 40 villages, each having a chief who is under his authority. He also manages many hectares of traditional land on behalf of his people.
Awulae leads his people in all cultural traditions, presiding over the local “Kundum Festival” which has been celebrated by the Nzema people every September for centuries, with drumming, reconciliation, parades, and feasts.
Among Awulae’s recent community achievements is leading the 2009 establishment of a new all-girls high school in Axim, the second in the Western Region of some 2 million people. He has served as a founding member on the Board of Western Heritage Home since its inception in 2005 (the Ghanaian community-based non-profit we’ve worked with for about five years now).
He is President of the Western Region House of Chiefs, and currently serves as Vice President of the National House of Chiefs, advising the President of Ghana on traditional matters and development of resources on traditional lands.
He is active in managing the ramifications of the recent discovery of oil off-shore (Atlantic Ocean) in his area of Ghana (Nzema Lands, Cape Three Points). He serves on the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Board. He recently was part of a government-sponsored entourage which visited Trinidad-Tobago to work out business plans for establishing natural gas facilities in the Nzema area. He is involved in overseeing the development by an Australian company of gold mining on traditional lands in the area. He serves on the Board of Prestea Sankofa Gold Limited.
Most importantly, he is a true champion of his Nzema people---he sees himself as “representing his people”, as he said many times. We loved hosting him and he enjoyed meeting us and thanking the many folks who support our mutual projects in Axim.
With Ghana Together Board Members Tom Castor (Vice President) and Louise Wilkinson
With a few Ghana Together friends at Open House

Apr 21, 2011

Wow! Look At All Those Books!!

Mercy Ackah, Axim Librarian, unpacking the treasure trove of books for young children
Regina Lawler, Michigan Librarian, with books and learning materials she brought to Axim in 2010
Gaddiel E, Library Assistant, looking out from his library on top floor of the Community Center
Finally, thanks to a long chain of absolutely wonderful people---a dedicated church group led by a public service librarian with an energetic engineer husband, a gifted and generous young opera singer, a library assistant in Accra, a native Aximite now living in the US, a friend of a friend of a friend with a Ford Van, and a gifted librarian in Axim---there are approximately enough books in the Axim Library for one for each child from the “pre-school to first grade” age level. We don't know exactly how many children that is, but we're hoping we hit it about right.
Here’s the story! It’s a little long, but we think you’ll enjoy it!

In February 2010, Michigan librarian Regina Lawler visited Axim, along with her friend Maryanne Ward, also a librarian, and current President of Ghana Together. They visited the Axim Public Library and noticed how much improved it was, but also how incredibly few books there were for very young children---those just being introduced to reading—crucial in Axim where literacy is a top community goal.

The Axim Public Library has recently been moved into the upper floors of the Axim Community Center, thanks to major efforts of Axim’s District Assembly to repair the roof, set up shelving, clean and repair, etc. Also, the Ghana Library Board has staffed the Axim Library with a professionally trained librarian and two assistants. This dedication of local and national leaders to library services impressed us.

Regina was visiting Axim to see for herself the pre-school she, her husband Barry, and her church, St. Philip’s Episcopal in Rochester, MI had successfully completed. St. Philip’s worked with St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Axim to convert an old, unfinished storage shed into two lovely classrooms with plans for a third (now completed). But, although Regina and her team had also contributed books and learning materials to the Anglican pre-school, it became immediately apparent to her that, when told there are probably between 1200 and 1500 or so children in Axim in the pre-school to first grade levels, there was an acute shortage of reading materials for these children. We don’t know whether that estimate is true, but 1500 made a great target!

When she returned to Michigan, she and her church decided to fill the “reading material gap” in our favorite Ghanaian town! They turned to music, working with friends Sian and Mark Davis. Sian is a young lyric soprano on operatic and oratorio stages, having performed with the Chicago Opera Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, the Roma Festival Orchestra, Michigan State Opera, and many universities. Luckily, Sian has family ties to St. Philip’s church. Wow! What a concert she put on for family and friends at St. Philips! She called it “Songs for Stories” and treated her audience to songs from traditional Welsh to American Musicals and Italian opera. (Sian, are you reading this? Thanks a whole heap!!)

So, more folks donated funds. Books were acquired and shipped, and now at long last, have arrived in Axim! Arrangements have been made with Mercy Ackah, the professional librarian assigned by the Ghana Library Board to manage the public library in Axim. The Library will offer a “Story Hour” program, and also will provide a service to the local schools so that the children will be able to access the books at their schools. Access to books at that age is such a novelty that the library and schools will be teaching the children how to turn pages and handle the books including the children washing their hands before touching the books. Regina’s husband Barry has prepared temporary library cards so the books can be used immediately, while the more formal cataloging is done by the Ghana Library Board.

At the end of November, Isaac Bentil, the Western Heritage Home manager, traveled to the Osu Children’s Library in Accra and purchased, on St. Philip’s behalf, 150 books featuring Ghanaian children and stories. The goal was to buy multiple copies of every children's book we could find with a Ghanaian setting. Many more special books were bought from Rochester, MI merchants. Visits to book sales, second hand stores, and donations from personal libraries completed the project. All were carefully chosen by librarians or teachers of young children. They are culturally sensitive, new or almost new, and most are in English, with a few in French and Arabic. Ebby Mienza, a Ghanaian-American born and raised in Axim and who as a boy actually used the Axim Public Library himself, arranged the shipping. Ebby’s friend Ishmael met the container at the port in Tema, and a third friend—also from Axim but now living in Accra—generously hauled the books to Axim via his Ford van.

This project continues St Philip’s support of the Millennium Development Goal to address extreme poverty. The educational opportunities these books provide will make a significant long term impact on the lives of these children, especially girls, by enabling them to overcome their handicaps from impoverished uneducated homes, take advantage of the limited educational opportunities and break the cycle of poverty by providing better opportunities for their children. Regardless of their own educational background, parents in Axim are dedicated to educating their children, with the Ghana Education Board joining in by targeting 2015 as the year every Ghanaian child will be attending primary school.

Ghana Together, a US 501c3,  works with our Ghanaian counterparts in Axim---Western Heritage Home--- to coordinate projects like this. We know the town well, assess the needs, connect US organizations to the appropriate partners in Axim, and in general leverage our own skills and resources with links to other organizations. Contact us for more information.

Apr 19, 2011

Internet Orientation Day at WHH

Students and teachers from Nsein High School, and from Manye Academy and Augustina Junior High recently visited the WHH facility for their first taste of the internet (and of computers)! We love the concentration on their faces! These students have heard about email, social networking, and internet research. They want with all their young hearts to join their peers around the world.

The students are using One Laptop Per Child computers donated by North Americans who participated in the Give One/Get One program. Ghana Together receives them, does a "clean build", and repairs if needed.

These computers will be used for regular Junior High ICT (information/computing technology) classes beginning May 2011, the third term of the school year. Several of the junior high schools will use the WHH OLPC/ICT learning room. It is vital, because the students must pass ICT exams to qualify for Senior High.

The OLPCs are great for this purpose. Not only do the students learn basic computing "facts", such as keyboards, back spaces, screens, and what a computer actually is, but the machines have about two dozen "activities" loaded on them. The students learn math, writing, measurement, research--and yes internet use--- and so much more while using these machines. These "Activities" are the real strength of these computers---creative uses are endless!

Ghana Together's OLPC efforts fall in the "community program" category. Around the world, OLPCs are purchased by government education departments. We are pleased that we've introduced OLPCs to the Axim community. One school in Axim recently acquired about 30 OLPCs from their own Ghana Education Service, and we were delighted to provide that teacher with various guides, manuals, websites, etc. to help him use them to the maximum benefit.

A very special thank you goes to all the wonderful folks who donated OLPCs. You've made the day for a lot of youngsters!

Feb 7, 2011

Love Those Letters!

Isaac and Ernestina read their new penpal letters!

Our Ghana Together penpal project helps the children of the WHH Children's Home make friends with us North Americans, and vice versa. Before long, it'll probably all be "globalized" with email, Facebook, and who knows what social media! But for now, the good old-fashioned letter works perfectly and receiving them is a highlight for the children. Children in Axim generally see few people from outside their Nzema East area. Thanks to Chief Awulae, the Children's Home does have a small TV, tuned to the Ghanaian "PBS" equivalent. But, the world is changing rapidly, and the letters help the children to connect to the rest of the world in a safe and friendly way. Thank you, North Americans, for your participation!!

Jan 2, 2011

Thank You Axim Community!!

It takes a whole village (municipality) to support a community organization! Western Heritage Home, our partner NGO that coordinates multiple projects in the Axim area, enjoys the positive regard of the Axim community. Recently, Barbara Davis, the Home Mother, Isaac Bentil, the Managing Director of WHH and James Kainyiah, Chairman of the Board, tallied up the gifts received by the Children’s Home in the last few months from local churches, mosques, businesses, and individuals. Ghana Together is grateful for the mostly financial donations from Americans---simple to wire, easy in terms of customs regulations, and supports local Axim businesses. However, it’s really great to know that local folks are pitching in, as well.

We thought you might like to see the list! And oh, the frisbees are a gift from kind Americans---an exciting new sport for the children.

2 sachet of fresh taste, 1 bag of Rice, 1 tin tomato, 3bottles of oil, 1 box of biscuit, clothes, 2 fresh sachet of fresh taste, and 1 box of biscuits
Cloths (towels)
Pencils, drawing sheets, crayons, and calculators Toys, story books, dresses, panties, sandals, necklaces, color pencils etc
T-shirts and trousers
1 bag of rice, 1 box of soap, 2 packets of t-rolls
1 carton of milk, 2 bags of fresh taste
1 gallon of oil, 2 packs of toffees, 5 bags of water
Toothbrushes/Tooth pastes
18 shorts, underwear’s for both for both boys and girls
1 bag of 50kg rice, 2 gallons of cooking oil, 6 pieces of clothes for girls and 2 crates of eggs
2 bags of rice, 2 gallons of vegetable oil and 1 big tin tomato
1 bag of rice
19 eating bowls
1 deep freezer (for freezing fish)
22 Books
Clothing and food stuffs
Food stuffs
1 carton of Chicken, Perfume rice, 1 gallon of oil
Rice, gari, Tomatoes, Groundnut paste
2nd-hand cloth
Rice, Biscuits, 2 cartons of drinks
Rice, carton of tin tomatoes
Water, bread, rice, biscuits, provisions, oil, soaps, etc.
30 Ghana cedis Cash
Gari, tomatoes, used cloths
Used clothes and shoes
Used clothes
Clothes, cocktail drinks (non-alcohol!! :)
Shoes and used cloths
Crate of soft drinks/ used clothes
Soft drinks
Used clothes
500 Ghana cedis Cash (about $360 US)