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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: August 1, 1998
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ghana
  • Center: James McKeown Child Development Center
  • Child ID: GH9260145
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Atokwame lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands and cleaning. His father is not employed and his mother is employed as a teacher.

For fun, Atokwame enjoys soccer and playing group games. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Atokwame will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Atokwame lives in the hillside community of Agona Swedru, home to approximately 56,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Agona.

The regional diet consists of bananas. Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work as traders and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, scholastic materials, roads and skills training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of James McKeown Child Development Center to provide Atokwame with Bible teaching, health screenings, vaccinations, games, music classes, social clubs and tie dye making classes. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Atokwame.
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

This child lives in an AIDS-affected area. In Africa, the disease has impacted the entire continent, creating a generation of orphans and vulnerable children. God can use you to help ease the pain of a child in desperate need.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.