Kofi lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water, running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
Soccer is Kofi's favorite activity. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Please remember Kofi in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Kofi lives in the coastal community of South La, home to approximately 15,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Gas and the most commonly spoken language is Ga.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, fish, bread, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhea. Most adults in South La work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $32 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, employable skills and playgrounds.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of All Souls Child Development Center to provide Kofi with Bible teaching, health screening, hygiene education, vaccinations, games, social clubs, tuition, vocational counseling and educational field trips. The center staff will also provide HIV/AIDS prevention awareness programs and hygiene, nutrition and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Kofi.
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 central Accra