Nii Nai lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for washing clothes, running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Nii Nai enjoys soccer and volleyball. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.
Please remember Nii Nai in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Nii Nai lives in the coastal community of Prampram, home to approximately 10,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Gas, Akans and Ewes and the most commonly spoken languages are Ga, Twi and Ewe.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, fish, bread, cassava, beef, plantains, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, skin diseases, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Prampram are unemployed but some work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $13 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, improved housing and recreational and social centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Fountain of Love Child Development Center to provide Nii Nai with Bible teaching, medical screening, recreational activities and academic support. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Nii Nai.
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: West of Tema