Jon Walker Timber Products, in partnership with The Christian Centre, is helping to pioneer an international development work in Northern Ghana called the King’s Village Project.
Serving a district of 160,000 people, where the average person earns just 50p a day, the project adopts an integrated development approach – providing clean water and sanitation, healthcare, education and training and enterprise development in the Tolon-Kumbungu district of Northern Ghana.
More than 30 local people are employed by the King’s Village Project. Between them they’ve helped develop a medical centre providing the first doctor in the district, have provided water and sanitation to in excess of 10,000 people, established a school and begun to develop a micro-enterprise initiative.
Currently the project school has around 200 pupils and a new intake of 35 pupils joins every year. The project’s Medical Centre provides the only doctor amongst 160,000 people, and was recently extended by the construction of a nutritional centre at which severely malnourished children are treated.
The King’s Village Project has worked in partnership with World Vision and the British Army to deliver clean water sources, latrines and hygiene education to thousands of local people, and has seen lasting transformation in the communities served.
To find out more or to make a donation, please visit the King’s Village website at www.thekingsvillage.org.