- An Association of Ewes in the United States of America is set to raise funds to the tune of ¢2.8 million towards local developmental projects
- The group made the declaration at the 2019 edition of their annual Christmas get-together
- The Association recently built a furnished 3-unit classroom block in Ghana following a Joy News documentary of dilapidated teaching and learning facilities
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The Association of Ewes in Georgia in the United States has joined funds to support developmental projects in Ghana in 2020.
President of the Association, William Kumah made the declaration at a Christmas party that was held recently, according to myjoyonline.com
This appears to not just be a word of mouth as it is reported that not long ago, the association constructed a three-unit classroom block for the Bincha Basic School in the Nkwanta South District.
Joy News had produced a documentary, 'Jungle Poor', telling the story of how pupils had been learning in dilapidated conditions.
They had to run for shelter anytime it rained while many of them had no furniture to sit on to learn.
The Association of Ewes in Georgia did not only build a classroom block for the school but also provided 20 dual desks to the school.
Speaking about the school project, William Kumah explained that:
“The video told a vivid story of the plight of these children. There was no question when we saw this that they desperately needed help. We put it before the general assembly and there was unanimous support for it.”
According to the president of the Association, Ewes from Togo, Benin and Ghana are all in the association. For that matter, there have been some projects carried out in the two countries apart from Ghana.
“We have built schools, built libraries, clinics in Togo, and continue to build those facilities," the president said.
He further indicated that they are working to raise funds to the tune of ¢2.8 million for developmental works in various local communities.
Kumah called on other groups to follow the footsteps of the Association of Ewes in Georgia and not wait on governments to spearhead development.
His words were, “Instead of waiting for governments to do a lot of the work, we are also getting involved. And we hope to make some difference with the works that we do”.
News of the Ewe association in the US embarking on projects to improve living conditions in Ghana is great but not alone.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the Ghana Red Cross Society is set to build 100 2-bedroom houses for victims of flood in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Reports indicate that the grand initiative is being undertaken by the Ghana Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Swiss Red Cross.
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