Where We Work

Snapshot of Ghana

25%

of people live below the poverty line

62

years is the average life expectancy across the country

319

mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births

Padmore B Agyapong

Letter from Ghana Country Director, Padmore Baffour Agyapong

Dear Sponsor, I am Padmore Baffour Agyapong. I have been the Country Director of Compassion Ghana for the past six years. My soft spot for the poor and marginalised in our society motivated me to author my maiden book, The Poor in our Midst. Compassion Ghana is 12 years old and currently supporting more than 75,200 children within 280 child development centres. I sincerely wish to express my utmost appreciation to you for sponsoring children in Ghana.

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Ellen’s Change of Heart

Ellen was seven years old when she came to live with Richard and Janet Okine after the death of her father. Her mother, Janet Okine’s niece, was having a hard time looking after her many children alone. The Okines took Ellen into their home to relieve her mother of one child and hopefully give Ellen a better life. But it was not easy. Ellen was a troubled little girl.

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Prayer requests for Ghana

  • Pray that Ghana’s economy will continue to improve, especially for the poor sections of the country. Pray for good security, peace and tranquillity and a conducive atmosphere for the staff and local workers to continue ministering to all children in Ghana.
  • Stephen’s mother has a mental health challenge so the boy is being cared for by his very old grandmother. He is being given extra support from the Highly Vulnerable Children’s fund because his grandmother is too old to work. Please pray for God’s protection for this family, and for healing for Stephen’s mother.
  • Please pray for Elvis, a Compassion assisted student who was born with female and male reproduction organs, but looks more of a boy than a girl. He needs surgery to shut off one but his parents are not agreeing on what sex they want Elvis to be. The doctors are only waiting to receive a consensus decision from the mother and father to carry on with the surgery. Please pray that a good choice would be made and for harmony, joy and peace to prevail in the family after the surgery. Pray that the surgery will be successful and Elvis will be accepted in the community without any stigma.
  • Compassion Ghana praises God for a successful move to their new office building. Please continue to pray for the staff as they settle in at the new office. Pray also that the organisation will find favour with the owner of the office building, that every decision he takes shall be to the benefit of Compassion and the children they serve.