Asiakwa Appeal Update
ASIAKWA APPEAL UPDATE
Our ‘Vocational Skills Centre’ Project in Asiakwa, Ghana
We are most grateful to all our supporters who have helped raise over £10,000 for this project so far.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Our Star Action representatives for Ghana, Fred and Hamida Bote-Kwame, wish to share with you the plight of the young people of Asiakwa, a remote location in the Eastern region of Ghana, West Africa. Children attend school up to the compulsory lower secondary school level (age 14). Beyond this, many parents in this village cannot afford to continue educating their children. Consequently, these young people roam around with nothing to do; they have little or no skills as they grow into adulthood. Teenage pregnancy is rife in the community and also the problems of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. Signs of poverty abound in the village, in short, the community is slowly dying.
To provide a Training Centre for Vocational Skills, primarily for young people of the community. The village elders donated the land for this purpose.
What we have done so far
The building itself is nearing completion. It has been roofed, plastered both inside and out, plumbing installed, doors and windows fitted. (Photographs may be viewed in the Gallery alongside this page.)
- Electrical wiring of the building – funding urgently needed!
- Water provision – funding urgently needed!
- Interior fitments and equipment – funding urgently needed!
We have reviewed the skills training to be provided by our project in order to meet the current needs of the community and the focus will be on Information Technology and Computer Skills. There is no training for these vital skills available in this area. In addition, Personal Development classes will be offered which will include sexual health education, personal hygiene, and personal responsibility. It is hoped that local schools will use our facility, and that ultimately there will be a gradual handover by Star Action to local management.
With your help (and Star Action’s commitment to the project) this area will now have a most important and valuable opportunity for its young people to sustain themselves and generations to come in this remote village in rural Ghana, so often overlooked by the government.
Let’s work together to bring this project to fruition and enable a bright and dignified future for the young people of Asiakwa. A gift of money, of an amount affordable to you, would be warmly and gratefully received.
THANK YOU SO MUCH !!
For more information about this project, please visit our website: www.staraction.com/africa.htm