Borga lives with his grandfather and his grandmother. At home, duties include carrying water and running errands. His grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and his grandmother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 7 children in the family.
Soccer is Borga's favorite activity. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Because of your sponsorship, Borga will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Borga lives on the plains of Apeguso, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Akwamus and the most commonly spoken language is Twi.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish and cassava. Common health problems in this area include malaria, chicken pox, dysentery, urinary tract infections and upper respiratory infections. Most adults work as animal herders, day laborers, fishermen, market traders, subsistence farmers, in domestic services or in factories and earn the equivalent of $5 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Gospel Power Child Development Center to provide Borga with Bible teaching, leadership training, retreats, health and hygiene education, indoor and outdoor games, nutritious food, vaccinations, community service opportunities, peer counseling, educational assistance, life skills training and remedial classes. The center staff will also provide health education for the parents or guardians of Borga.
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 Ho