Working in Ghana!


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Farney Close is celebrating diversity with its non-profit making organisation in Ghana. Ankoma is a small village living with poverty on a daily basis. We held a special assembly to show what it is like to live there and to look at the work that Ankoma Outreach does to help the 

The people of Ankoma have nothing but the biggest hearts and smiles and it is great that the school can help… little goes so far out there and it is really beneficial to the community. The pupils all voted on different projects that they origionally wanted to help the village with and we are aiming to raise £300! This would buy a Water Tank and also pay for a malaria outreach, covering malaria tests and cures. The kids were really engaged and it is an invaluable experience to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Throughout the month, we are holding various fundraising events. Some children are doing a sponsored walk, we have a cake sale and tombola in Burgess Hill and the school choir will be singing along with the Ankoma choir if the technology all goes to plan! Also, we have a number of activities where our children are making small gifts to hopefully ensure at least 100 children in Ghana get their first ever Christmas present!
We have a member of staff giving up his Christmas to go out to Ghana to take all the presents, go to the opening of the Community Water Tank and to join the malaria outreach programme. He already spent most of his summer break over there.


So far we have paid for:

-  A Community Water Tank
-  A Malaria Outreach Programme
-  The refurbishment of 2 Classrooms
-  Building a new Kindergarten Classroom
-  Feeding 150 children per day for 5 weeks of Summer School
-  Installing 2 new Street Lights
-  £150 towards a life-saving operation for a very poorly 8 year old girl
-  £130 to contribute towards a new school in Ohema, a neighbouring village.


Austin's Ankoma Adventure! (read me)

You can see more information and donate towards this worthy cause here