Junior lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Junior participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Soccer and playing group games are his favorite activities.
Please remember Junior in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Junior lives on the plains of Ansaful, home to approximately 4,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Gomoa and the most commonly spoken language is Fante.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, plantains, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and headaches. Most adults in Ansaful are unemployed but some work as traders or farmers and earn the equivalent of $32 per month. This community needs affordable education, employment opportunities, roads and employable skills training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ansaful Pentecost Child Development Center to provide Junior with Bible teaching, health screening, vaccinations, hygiene education, social clubs, games, educational field trips and tuition. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Junior.
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 Cape Coast