Sampa New Town is located in the Brong Ahafo Region. The inhabitants of the village are mainly small farmers who grow food crops and cashew nuts. Some also have a small business. Most of them are very low-skilled and unemployed, making it difficult to make ends meet. As a result, some young women in Ivory Coast work in prostitution. They bring various diseases such as HIV/Aids back to the village.
Many parents do not have enough money to send their children to school. The construction of three extra classrooms to admit more children has now been completed. The Parents & Teachers Association (PTA), the municipality, volunteers and friends of the school have made financial contributions. Some also contributed in kind to the construction of the school.
All children of Sampa and the surrounding area will benefit from the project. An additional 100 children can be admitted. In addition, community clubs can use the building. The municipality, the parent committee and the traditional leaders of the village are behind the project. A fund has been created for maintenance. The PTA and friends of the school have pledged to contribute annually.
The project must now be completed with furniture and learning materials. This will be discussed around the end of 2016. It concerns an amount of 5,000 euros, which was also submitted for co-financing via Mill Hill.