Bright makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, gardening and washing clothes are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 5 children in the family.
For fun, Bright enjoys soccer, singing and bicycling. He attends church activities, Bible class and camp regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Bright to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Bright lives on the plains of Kutunse, home to approximately 2,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group and most commonly spoken language is Ewe.
The regional diet consists of beans, cassava, fish and maize. Most adults in Kutunse are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $26 per month. This community needs schools, vocational training centers and play grounds.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Global Evangelical Church-Kutunse Child Development Center to provide Bright with Bible teaching, leadership training, health screenings, indoor and outdoor games, supplemental food, hygiene education, community service opportunities, educational assistance, life skills training, educational field trips and vocational training. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Bright.
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: Northeast of Accra