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 http://ghanatogether.org tells our story.

May 27, 2022

Nothing is going to stop them!

 We just wired $5000 to Western Heritage Home! For what, you may be asking? :)

Well, we happen to have a few scholars who are simply undeterred by things like pandemics, online only classes, faculty strikes, and who knows what else? BUT as of now, they are back in class!

So, Emmanuella is in Year 3, Semester 2 at Winneba University, majoring in Special Education for the Blind, especially. Since she has limited sight herself and uses a special computer with a very BIG screen plus Braille, she knows the territory!

Gifty is in Year 3, Semester 2 at Winneba University, majoring in Social Studies Education, with a lot of emphasis on the VERY long and complex history and culture of Ghana and West Africa in general. She has the personality of a natural teacher!

Ernestina is in Year 3, Semester 2 at Takoradi Technical University, majoring in Information Technology---she wants to be a computer whiz, and has tourism applications, especially, in mind. And she'll do it!

Lamine and George are both in Year 2, Semester 2 at Takoradi Technical University majoring in all things welding, fabrication, and construction in general. They can build or fix anything!

Ben and Gladys are in JHS at Manye Academy---thank you, Manye for all these years of supporting our WHH Scholars! These two orphaned kids are our youngest and are fortunate that a local "Auntie" has taken them into her home.

And then there are the two students in Grade 6 at the very remote Apewosika Academy and six  more at the Maako Future Leadership Primary School. Both schools are in neighborhoods way beyond reasonable walking distance for primary kids to a public school, so we've helped there. But next year they'll be able to walk to a public junior high school.

Yes, this is Ghana Together's final year, but we're not done yet!! We will see that these youngest WHH students will finish their education we've been helping them with for so many years! We will leave enough to our wonderful partners of Western Heritage Home to make sure these students are able to complete their courses, as long as they themselves dedicate themselves fully to that end. (Kids, This is "Mom" speaking---don't mess up!!)

AND, the new  Axim Public Library is basically finished structurally. They are working on the interior---painting, finishing the flooring, etc. and then MOVING IN! And our favorite Librarian, Mercy Ackah, will be finishing her Masters in Library Science this September, and will be certified to oversee the Ghana National Library Authority's and Axim Municipal Assembly's management of the new facility. 

So, that's where we are right now! And yes, we could stand some help. It's interesting to us, as Americans, that one semester at University there costs about $550 US. Compare that to our own costs here! The exchange rate is very favorable to us, right now, so that makes it easier to make sure these scholars are able to continue their coursework.  

Thanks for past help and thanks for reading!

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Apr 6, 2022

Something to cheer us up

Yesterday, we had great news! Frederick Johnson has been a "WHH Scholar" since he was a very young boy, thanks to his classification by the Ghana government as an "ORV"---an orphaned or vulnerable child. He grew up in the Western Heritage Children's Home, thanks to an incredible effort by the Axim, Ghana leaders, especially James Kainyiah, and because of the generous support of all you, our dear readers!

Along with all the WHH Scholars, he attended the nearby Primary/JHS Manye Academy and from a very early age, showed a fascination with electricity. And since back in the early 2000's, Ghana was just really getting into electricity, he became a sort of "assistant" to the electrician who was working at his school. 

And so, that leads us to yesterday! After a long journey, he has achieved a goal he's harbored for many years. He has arrived! Yesterday he was granted a certificate as a Licensed Electrical Wiring Professional! We are proud and we are grateful. 


Frederick in 2008, proudly showing he can spell his name!


Frederick yesterday, showing his professional certificate!




                                Website: http://ghanatogether.org
Email: info@ghanatogether.org
808 Addison Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273