Emmanuel Anim-Sackey, better known as Baba, is a man in his 50’s from West Orange, NJ who is making a difference. Starting in 2006, Baba began his effort to aid his village in Abetifi-Kwahu, Ghana. As he went along his mail route, Baba collected donations of toiletries, clothing, sports equipment, and other goods to bring home to the children and elders of his village.
In the last two years, Adopt One Village has expanded its aid to Abetifi-Kwahu dramatically. Household supplies are not enough. In this region, there are many small villages in need of aid as they lack electricity, running water and health facilities. Many suffer needlessly from curable diseases and infections. The children of these villages are educated in a deteriorating building with few teachers and no supplies.
In Ghana, free public education is available only through the middle school years. Children who live in poor, rural villages rarely have the opportunity to attend secondary school, because of the expense.
In 2010, Adopt One Village established The Life Clinic in partnership with The Life Christian Church. Since then hundreds of people from Yaw Tenkorang and nearby villages have been treated by volunteer healthcare professionals who travel to Ghana on our semi-annual trips. At The Life Clinic residents of the villages have a convenient avenue for care that they would otherwise need to travel great distances to find.