Christiana Attah lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed. Christiana Attah works at home carrying water, helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Christiana Attah participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Singing and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Christiana Attah to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Christiana Attah lives in the coastal community of Adenta, home to approximately 46,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Ga and Akan and the most commonly spoken languages are Ga and Twi.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, plantains, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhea. Most adults in Adenta work as traders and earn the equivalent of $8 per month. This community needs schools, qualified teachers, employment opportunities and skills training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of C.O.P. English Assembly Compassion Assisted project to provide Christiana Attah with Bible teaching, health screening, hygiene education, vaccinations, treated mosquito nets, indoor and outdoor games and tuition. The center staff will also provide HIV/AIDS awareness workshops and nutrition and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Christiana Attah.
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: North of Tema