It turns out that our granddaughter Rebecca (who became a Doctor of Psychology in 2013) - shares our interest in the wonderful people of Ghana, especially the youngsters who are desperate to learn but mostly have no hope of proper schooling. So I decided to give her a mention here (who knows what well-wishers may spot this page and offer their support in one way or another?)
Rebecca has visited Accra many times and has two very special friends there - English girl Sharon and her Ghanaian husband Chaplin - whose home is open house to many youngsters who would otherwise be simply surviving on the streets without any adult support or any hope of improving their lives. Visiting volunteers from abroad provide some basic reading-and-writing education (which is how Rebecca got involved in the first place) and the house is a haven for kids who, by our standards, have nothing at all.
Sharon has recently visited Britain, and a great get-together of her old friends and well-wishers - held in a church hall on Portobello Road - raised valuable funds that will buy blackboards, desks, mosquito nets and other vital items for the school that she and Chaplin are slowly turning into a reality.
The website - www.reallifeghana.org - has just had a snazzy facelift. Click anywhere on this text and you'll see it - you'll meet Rebecca's friends and see some great photos. If you then want to offer some sort of helping hand, so much the better. Gerry.
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