With great sadness we are announcing that the Ghana Health Team’s November 2014 mission to Northern Ghana has been postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The decision to postpone was made by GRID’s Executive Director, Dr. David Mensah, in consultation with the leaders of the Ghana Health Team.
We are thrilled to announce that the Jericho and Makbraneth Foundations have partnered to offer a matching grant to the 2014 Ghana Health Team. All donations to the team’s general expenses will be matched 1:1, up to a maximum grant of $50,000.
GRID and NEA want to improve health in the Carpenter area in a sustainable manner. We have been implementing large health projects and hosting international health teams in support of that dream. Both organizations believe that establishing a hospital in the area may be one of the next possible steps to achieving year-round access to […]
We left Rod in Accra as he is heading to Malawi to visit his son, and Anees left the group at Heathrow as he was heading to India to visit his family, but otherwise we all arrived home safe and sound today: on time, and all bags accounted for, too! It was wonderful to see […]
After a lovely day of shopping and/or spending the day by the hotel pool, we are all sitting in our gate at the Accra airport awaiting our boarding call. While we wait, we are watching a crowd outside on the tarmac with traditional music and dance. Dignitaries with security are everywhere as they await the […]
Early this morning the luggage was stacked high and skillfully tied down in the back of the pickup and the bus, our Ghanaian pastors and fellow workers rose to see us off, tears flowed as final hugs were shared, and then off we went with coolers packed with our breakfast and lunch, thanks to Abraham […]
This was it…our final day. The excavation team worked a full day and they left the pond in Teselima with the project complete and the machines in wonderful working order. The build/teach team spent half of the day in Babator and were able to paint most of the exterior of the church, finish up renovations […]
A little rain in the morning didn’t dampen our spirits any, and it cleared up before we arrived at Babator. Our morning commute started with a lovely ‘pick-me-up’— literally and figuratively! We picked up some ladies in Bamboi. Most were able to squeeze into the back of the cargo truck that also contained many of […]
Today some of our loving teachers shared tears through our lunch break and at the end of the day when they reflected that today was the last full day in class for them with the children who have made their way into their hearts. It has taken a lot of nightly preparation, daily energy, constant […]
The commute to Babator was incredibly interesting today. Three abrupt stops on the dirt road had us witness a school boy catching and killing a grasscutter (groundhog, a delicacy for Ghanaians); the toss of a yam into the moving cargo truck resulted in our team administrating some first aid care to a team member and […]