18th Dec, 2017

Warwick charity improving life for youngsters in Ghana

LIFE has been improved for youngsters in Ghana thanks to a Warwick charity.

Compassion Direct UK (CDUK) is raising money to provide clean water and electricity to the Kyebi Primary School in Ashanti.

Drilling for a bore hole has been completed and plans to repair the building in order to fit water pumps, tanks and solar panels for electricity, are underway.

The school – which has 177 pupils – does not have a safe supply of water.

A teacher at the school, Seth, said the school collected water from the rainfall from the roof into old barrels and buckets or a nearby stream.

Charity chairman Ros Grant said: “School children in many parts of Ghana have yet to see and touch a computer, despite having to participate in examinations in communication technology examinations with their peers elsewhere in the country.

“If CDUK are able to repair the building and roof and give the school solar panels they will have a source of power to enable them to have a computer in the school.”

And recently, supporters of the charity donated materials to create bags, which was then shipped by the charity and sewn by locals to create a book bag for each of the children at the school.

Visit compassiondirectuk.org for more information.

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