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Christmas in Ghana is a special occasion for both Christians and non-Christians, with celebrations centered around large family gatherings and feasts.

For Christians, however, the most important message – the birth of Christ – is the focus, and church activities are never absent from the program.

By the middle of December, the tone is set and the atmosphere is created for celebration as …

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Welcome to Ghana and welcome to the Calvary Bible Child Development Center!

It is in this place that children meet weekly for a full day of activities and learn how loved they are. And it is from this place that we have a special message for you…

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You can also view Welcome to Ghana! on YouTube.

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The people of West Africa’s Ghana are warm and friendly. They are polite, open and trusting — even with strangers.

They take life at a relaxed pace and view time as a series of events rather than a matter of hours or minutes.

To Ghanaians, people are more important than schedules.

“Let’s get to business” conversation is considered rude. Ghanaians exchange pleasantries and inquire about family before …

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Fidel had a vision for his community, a poor fishing village in Ghana. Kpone didn’t have a library or computer center and Fidel understood that in today’s world, not to have computer literacy is a great disadvantage.

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You can also view the One Step Forward: Computer Literacy in Ghana video on YouTube.

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Aug 12 2011

Ministry Highlight: Ghana

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Compassion began its ministry in Ghana in 2005 with the Child Sponsorship Program. Since then we have registered 25,000 children.

Some children who were not attending school due to financial constraints at the time of registration have all been enrolled and are doing well in school. In addition, four of our registered children have participated in and won awards at the National Sports Championship.

Country Director of …

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Apr 20 2011

Easter in Ghana

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Easter is celebrated across the board in Ghana. It is celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians alike, but each group has its own interpretation and activities to mark the occasion.

For Christians, the celebration starts well before Palm Sunday, but Palm Sunday is the largest, most widely known event before Easter. Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem before His crucifixion, death and resurrection. It is …

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Compassion Ghana is intensifying its fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS with Compassion’s AIDS Initiative. Among the many activities aimed at achieving this objective is education.

Florence Sena Amponsah is a Partnership Facilitator for 12 Compassion-assisted child development centers. She has been with Compassion Ghana for one year now. She is involved with a pilot program to train youths to …

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Letters from sponsors come in to the Ghana office through the Global Ministry Center (GMC) in Colorado Springs. They come in mainly by DHL, but a few letters also come in through e-mail.

When these letters are received they are sorted out and entered into the computer system to track that they were received. They are then distributed into pigeon hole mailboxes created for every church partner at the country office.

The next …

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… around the world!

Ecuador

Indonesia

Honduras

Ethiopia

Ghana

India

Philippines

Rwanda

Colombia

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Oct 24 2014

Fear, Ebola and Me

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… a few reported cases in Nigeria.

To date, there have been no reported cases in Burkina Faso, Ghana or Togo, where Compassion ministers to almost 125,000 children through more than 500 church-based child development centers.

 

And how does one contract Ebola? Contrary to what you may have heard, it is not an airborne disease. It is transferred by bodily substances. I’m struck by something that continually comes up with the doctors and disease experts when they’re asked …

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… we will contact you directly.

 

“Compassion is working with country health officials in Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso to stay informed about the Ebola outbreak and its potential risks,” says Terry Laura, Compassion’s health technical advisor, “In all three countries, Compassion field staff are undergoing Ebola awareness training and distributing educational resources to field staff and church partners.”

 

 

“Togo, Burkina Faso and Ghana are at higher risk for …

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Jun 13 2014

World Cup Fever

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… Compassion works to release children from poverty in six of the competing countries, including Ghana, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, and this year’s host country, Brazil.

But for Compassion children, soccer (or “football”) is more than just a game. If you were to visit a Compassion child development center anywhere in the world, you would see a game in action!

Playing football is more than kicking a ball around. It teaches core values such as cooperation and respect and …

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… countries begin working to link the child with a sponsor. While this occurs, the staff in our Ghana country office and at our church partners begin praying for kindhearted individuals to see the pictures of the children and pick them up for sponsorship.

Our Communications Department is one of the first areas to learn that a child has a sponsor. They receive a regularly generated list of children who have new sponsors. A copy of the list is printed out, together with an age-graded, …

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Apr 20 2014

He Is Risen!

Artwork from Mathare Community Outreach Child Development Center

… the celebration of Easter a colorful and massive one.

Read about Easter in Guatemala.

To Ghanaian Christians, Easter is a day of remembering what Christ did on the cross for all mankind; not just remembering but knowing that it was the foundation for their salvation.

Read about Easter in Ghana.

In Bangladesh, the activities of Easter Sunday look different for the Christian and non-Christian children in our child development centers.

Read about Easter in Bangladesh. …

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… their most prized possessions.

Burkina Faso

Nicaragua

Kenya

Bangladesh

Ghana

Peru

We originally published this post on March 25, 2013.

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… her, and I encourage you, to read the blog post titled “ Inside the Letter-Writing Process: Ghana.” It’s a great resource to better understand the process, as are the frequently asked questions about letter writing that we have on compassion.com.

I know that the quality of the letters you receive can sometimes frustrate you. I’m sorry for that. I hope that you can see the letters you write as a ministry opportunity, an opportunity to pour into another person’s life halfway …

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Nov 22 2013

Five Fast Facts About Africa

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Africa has been a life calling and passion of mine for the past eight years. Yet the more I learn about Africa, I realize how little I really know!

You may have heard Africa referred to as the “Dark Continent.” Did you know that name has nothing to do with skin tone, but was coined by 19th-century European explorers because of the mystery this vast land held?

While much has now been …

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The third week of Blog Month has arrived, and with it our third writing prompt.

Pick one of the photos below as your inspiration.

Try to connect with the story behind the photo.

Imagine the life and activity that preceded that moment.

You can come at it from any angle you want, but if you don’t resonate with one of the photos we’ve selected, feel free to choose your muse from …

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Eyram in Classroom

… after I lost my job.”

To cure Eyram of her heart ailment, we decided to send her to Ghana for surgery. The child development center staff submitted a Complementary Intervention proposal that was quickly supported by the ministry. The total amount needed was about $13,900 U.S. dollars.

Thanks to this support, the operation was performed and Eyram found her smile.

The surgery brought new breath to Eyram and her parents. Eyram now loves playing with her many friends at the …

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… while others become great in vocational skills or other ventures. This is why our staff in Ghana expose children to extracurricular activities that often lead to income-generating ventures.

The Pokuase Church of Pentecost Child Development Center asked Golda, a jewelry designer, to train children to make earrings, necklaces, wrist bands and other items with beads.

Golda loves to make jewelry and she has the passion to teach anyone these skills. She really enjoys teaching the …

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The people of the Basofi Ningo community in Ghana are migrant peasant farmers who are deeply rooted in superstitions and who strictly adhere to their traditional religious practices.

One Saturday morning, Seth, Project Coordinator of Apostolic Rescue Child Development Center, was getting ready to go to the center when a messenger brought word that he was needed at the house of Sandra, one of the registered children.

Upon arriving …

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Apr 29 2013

Remembering Abigail

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… reread. It’s Abigail who brings tears to my eyes every time I think of her.

Abigail lives in Ghana, is the youngest of six siblings, and her father died when she was three years old. She was born on the day my grandfather died.

At the time, Abigail was my youngest child and taught me how much I enjoy letters from preschool and early elementary children. We built a relationship and the letters flowed back and forth.

Suddenly, I wasn’t getting as many letters as I had before. I …

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My body ached. It felt like I was rolling around in a pit of broken glass. I came home from Ghana with severe chills, headache and a fever. I’d been in Africa two weeks, and these symptoms alarmed me. I recalled seeing the pesky little mosquitoes in my hotel room.

Could I be infected with malaria?

I thought I knew about malaria, but when you think you have it, you really research. For instance, did you know that it’s only the female mosquito that transmits malaria? Not only …

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… sponsored children from reaching the outcomes we’d like to see in their lives.

For example, in Ghana, malaria keeps kids out of school. But the kids who get a bed net are seven times more likely to stay healthy and stay in school longer.

Or in Uganda, HIV is a significant problem in many of the communities where we work. Many times, we find HIV-positive moms who are raising their children alone without an income. So Complimentary Interventions help to fill that gap by teaching the …

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… in 2009 alone.

This means African nations must intensify their campaign against the disease, and Ghana is no exception. As part of the activities to mark this year’s World AIDS Day, we launched a three-month HIV/AIDS education and awareness campaign in Mankessim.

The campaign is designed to reach as many people as possible with the message of “Getting To Zero,” the international theme for 2012.

The Kormantse Central and Mankessim Ebenezer Child Development Centers teamed up to …

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