Vida lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include running errands. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
Playing house, playing with dolls and hide-and-seek are Vida's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Please remember Vida in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Vida lives in the coastal community of New Fadama, home to approximately 17,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Ga and Akans and the most commonly spoken languages are Ga and Twi.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava (root), plantains, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhea. Most adults in New Fadama work as petty traders and earn the equivalent of $31 per month. This community needs schools, teachers, textbooks, employable skills training, employment opportunities and recreational centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Church of Pentecost Fadama Child Development Center to provide Vida with Bible teaching, health screenings, hygiene education, vaccinations, usage of treated mosquito nets, recreational activities, music, reading comprehension classes and tuition.
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: West of Accra