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John Nyavor, director of GMI, is excited to share his knowledge about sack gardening and soon aquaponics with villagers in Ghana and Togo.

We are in the process of fundraising for our next aquaponics system and agricultural training center, which will be completed before the end of the year. The system will be built for Great Mission International. GMI has a home for children in Ghana and one in Togo. They recently purchased land and will move from a crowded house in Accra, to a spacious area in the Volta Region that is green and beautiful and has lots of places for the kids to run and play. We will build an aquaponics system we are currently designing that will be inexpensive to build and maintain and easy to manage. Learn more about aquaponics and sack gardens and our last agricultural project in Ghana.

We are also looking for educational sponsors for children in Ghana and Togo. We have already sponsored one young women who will enter a seamstress training program in June 2017. She has received a sewing machine and a sack garden to help her with food costs while she is in training.

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Ongoing Taaluma Projects

Mary Afari runs the Golda Meir Academy, a school for 90 children in the Volta region of Ghana. The children come from families that work as farmhands. Most of the children work alongside their parents when they are not at school. Many receive their only meal of the day at school. We are grateful for the work Mary does and the great responsibility she takes on to educate children who would otherwise be working. We created sack gardens and container gardens for the school in 2017 and the gardens are flourishing.

The school needs more hygienic toilets for the children. It also needs better cooking facilities. If you would like to help Mary, please let us know.

This is where the children urinate. We want to build more sanitary toilet facilities.

Mary Afari leading her students

Mary and the children at her school are very excited about their new garden where they grow tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, beans and lettuce.