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On a visit to my father's hometown in the Asante region of Ghana, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the children attending the Okogyeasuo primary and junior high school. When I met them these children were diligently at work to fund, secure, furnish and equip their school's computer lab.
Since the construction of the physical building by the Peace Corps back in 2010, the computer lab has never been furnished or even been equipped with computers. And now, unfortunately, the building itself is in a dilapidated state.
The local government of the town of Kokofu, where Okogyeasuo school resides, had initiated a project in September 2017 to finance the completion of the computer lab. They estimated that the project would require GH¢ 62404 to complete.
To fund the computer lab the Kokofu council had approached NGO’s, local businesses, civil society, churches and other religious organisation. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the children attending the school were engaged in the fundraising effort. Putting on musical performances at local events, and organising competitions and raffles.
In late October this year, I met the Okogyeasuo primary & junior high school's headmaster, Rexford Asumadu. He was kind enough to show me around the school and introduce me to some of his students. 'Without any assistance' he proudly told me, 'these children have thus far raised GH¢ 1817.60 in an effort to obtain a better education for themselves.
I was blown away by the children commitment to educating themselves. I exchanged contact details with the school headmaster, Rexford, and vowed to assist him and his students upon my return to England.
Before embarking on my trip to Ghana I met the most extraordinary man. Dr Munawar Ahmed. In 1973, when Dr Ahmed was a little younger than me now, he gave up his well-paid consultancy job in England working for the NHS.
Dr Ahmed took his young family, wife and two boys, to start a new life running a small clinic in Kokofu. He did this for next to no money. That clinic became the Kokofu Ahmadiyya Hospital. It has done an amazing job serving the Kokofu community ever since it was opened up as a clinic by Dr Munawar Ahmed.
I have no doubt that meeting Munawar Ahmed had a profound effect on me. Why do I say this? When my original plans to assist the children of the Okogyeasuo school ran into a roadblock I reached out to Rexford. I told him about my disappointment, but I also said
'Despite these set backs, I guarantee those children are getting a computer lab. In fact I'll put my car on it'!
So with all that being said, any donation above £1000.00 pounds, that persons responsible are welcome to join me on a trip to Ghana to visit the school and inspect the progress of the computer lab's renovation on one occasion. Room and meals paid for.
For donations of £5000.00, you will be welcome to join me for 3 journeys to Ghana to inspect the school progress. These trips will include tours exploration lake Bosomtwe, and the Asante tribes culture.
For a donation of £10000.00, I will be offering the same benefits as mentioned above, but you will also become the owner of a 2009 Audi TT Roadster.
However, it most be said that all donations, for any amount are most welcome. And if you can not donate money, but have access to unused computer equipment that too will be welcomed.
Me da wo ase (thank you).
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Oct 23, 2018
Lovely thing your doing Kobby!
Oct 22, 2018
Keep up the good work!
Oct 22, 2018
Nana Yaw Ampomah
Jan 17, 2018
Thanks for the support bro
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Dec 30, 2017
It is an amazing initiative Kobby. Great cause to support!
Dec 14, 2017
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