Micheal lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. Micheal works at home helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Micheal enjoys soccer and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Micheal to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Micheal lives in the coastal community of Sakumono Estates, home to approximately 6,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Gas, Akans and Ewes.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, beef, plantains, rice and goat. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults work as fishermen or market traders and earn the equivalent of $47 per month. This community needs scholastic materials, qualified teachers, a community library, employment opportunities and fish storage facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Glory Assembly of God Child Development Centre to provide Micheal with Bible teaching, health screenings, hygiene education, indoor and outdoor games, social clubs and field trips. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Micheal.
The Republic of Ghana is a coastal country in western Africa with a tropical climate. This small country is hot and humid as it borders the Gulf of Guinea. Once called the Gold Coast, Ghana is rich in natural resources including gold, diamonds and rubber. Even though the country is wealthy in resources, about 45 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty, making less than U.S.$1 a day.
Most of Ghana's more than 23 million people live in cities. About 98 percent of the population is African, split among six major tribes. But Ghana is flooded with refugees from its neighbors - war-torn Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo. Nearly 69 percent of the population is Christian, 16 percent is Muslim, and 8 percent follow indigenous beliefs. English is the official language, but some people speak native African languages such as Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga. Compassion works primarily in the coastal region in southern Ghana.
Though Ghana was the first British colonial country in Africa to gain its independence, it has been plagued by political violence since it was established in 1957. Between 1957 and 1979, Ghana experienced a series of bloody and bloodless coups. Finally in 1992, a new constitution establishing a multiparty government was adopted and remains in place today. John Kufuor was elected Ghana's president in 2000, and began serving his second term in 2004.
Map of Ghana
Child's Location: Southwest of Tema