Sister lives with her mother. She is responsible for helping in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning. Her mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Sister enjoys playing with dolls and playing group games. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Sister to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Sister lives on the plains of Mankessim, home to approximately 25,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Akan and the most commonly spoken language is Fante.
The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, plantains, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid fever and diarrhea. Most adults in Mankessim are unemployed but some work as market traders or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $53 per month. This community needs vocational and technical schools, community centers and teacher training colleges.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Mankessim Deliverance Child Development Center to provide Sister with Bible studies, health screening, malaria prevention education, tuition, educational materials, handy work skills training and drama. The center staff will also provide child development education for the parents or guardians of Sister.
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: East of Cape Coast