We have just finished the accounts for the year and everything adds up. The accounts show what a good year the charity has had despite the constraints of the global pandemic. They also show what reliable, trustworthy partners we have in Ghana. Through your donations, adding up to £9,851 we have been able to: * fund huge progress on building the Alavanyo Agome toilet block, and have sufficient in hand to finish it
* totally renovate the Alavanyo Kpeve community library
* facilitate the donation of 3,000 books from Book Aid International and * fund a successful Geological survey finding a good source of potable water for Gbedema Kofi
All in all a superb effort made possible by donations from all over the world Thank you all so much
Of the £9,851 donations we have spent £183.50 on running the charity. Which means we have only spent 1.8p from every pound donated on admin and running costs. Leaving 98.2p for the charitable works.
The charity is run entirely by volunteers which is why nearly every penny raised can go straight to Ghana. Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered for us over the past year and especially to the lovely students from the London School of Economics who have devoted their time to Community Action Ghana – we couldn’t have done it without you.
In the coming year we hope to be able to finish the toilet block in Alavanyo Agome, renovate a library in Alavanyo Wudidi and one in a suburb of Hohoe as well as provide the borehole, pump, water tank and tower in Gbedema Kofi.
We can only do this with donations. If you know of any individuals or organisations we could give talks to about our work please give them our details and let us know. Thank you all again for your kind and generous support.
A group of students at Cambridge High School in New Zealand have joined the international charity. The Leos are a junior branch of the Lions Clubs. Their main aim is to do charitable works for others in society. For the last three years they have chosen to help with three of our projects in the Volta Region of Ghana. They have raised funds to help towards roofing two toilet blocks and now to pay for the geological survey to identify where to drill a borehole so the community of Gbedema Kofe, near Ho, can access clean water.
Here is a series of slides showing who they are , what they do and how they help.
With a lot of help from all the trustees and Liam at the Charity Commission we are now a fully registered Charity at the Charity Commission. Now we just need to apply to HMRC so that we can claim back gift aid on any eligible donations. Our Charity number is 1188867
Community Action Ghana is working in the Alavanyo Communities in the Volta region of Ghana. We have provided a community toilet block in Dzogbedze and have worked with local contacts and identified a room for a community library in Kpeme . Book Aid International has agreed to supply 2000 books. When the Covid-19 situation and funds allow we will be working with the staff and students of the Technical high school to refurbish the room and make furniture.
In Alavanyo Deme we are investigating a way to provide them with a community toilet block and if possible using a system that uses Tiger Worms to help compost the faeces. This is a system that the Gates Foundation has researched and that Oxfam uses in different situations.