On the road from Nkawkaw to Accra lies the Suhum-West township containing a small community called Asantewaa Old Spot (Akorase), mainly inhabited by smallholder farmers. There is little infrastructure and there are many poor people, some of whom cannot even pay school fees (GHC 25 per year, for which they also receive lunch in the afternoon, food that is mainly supplied by the farmers themselves).
At the end of November we visited the Good Life school in Suhum. Help Ghana supported this school with the renovation of three classrooms. The opening of the renovated building was a great experience. Very touching to see with how much involvement and attention the students and staff managed to make this day so special. Pupils performed dances and plays with beautiful decorations and costumes.
Mrs. Faustina Adjei, principal: “As principal, I am proud that we have taken another step in the development of our school. With the new building we can further improve the quality of education. There is a lot of poverty in this region, with the school we give children a chance for a better future. Within four years we have grown from 8 to 280 students. School fees are low and children receive a meal. More and more families are getting involved with us. We have planted oranges and pineapples on the school grounds, which the children also benefit from. My dream is to expand the school with a computer room and library.”