Star Action in Africa
We wish to share with you the plight of our teenage friends in ASIAKWA, a remote location in Eastern region of Ghana, West Africa. Children attend school up to the compulsory lower secondary school level (age 14 years). Beyond this, many parents in this village cannot afford to continue educating their teenage 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.
How we plan to help
We have set up a sustainable project to provide a vocational skills training centre in the community and facilitate the use of equipment for those unable to buy their own.
We are building a vocational skills training centre to train young people in trades that will sustain them and their families for many years to come.
The whole community is enthusiastic about the project. The community elders have donated the land for the building.
What we have done so far
With money already raised, we have completed building the foundation for the centre.
The next stage ………STOP PRESS !!!!
We are delighted to tell you that through the many kind donations in support of Jenny Dent’s MARATHON SWIM for Asiakwa, completed on 11th October 2009, we are now able to continue erecting the building itself. However, we need to raise more funds to complete the building.
WE ARE COUNTING ON YOUR HELP IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE TRAINING FACILITY FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY
Follow the urge of your heart; your gift of compassion will make the difference between a life of poverty + despair; and a happy & bright future for the young people of this community. Let’s work together to achieve this goal of a bright and dignifying future for the young people of Asiakwa.
THANK YOU SO MUCH ! !
Mr. Frederick Boté-Kwamé & Dr. (Mrs.) Hamida Boté-Kwamé (Asiakwa project coordinators for Star Action)
Further report about our progress with Asiakwa, Ghana community project coming very soon. Meanwhile, Hamida reports the surveyor has completed his
report and the land has been cleared ready for the first stage of the building.