Generating Knowledge in Bechem
Entry: Charlie Feezel, World Cocoa Foundation
On the occasion of WCF’s Ghana Cocoa Tour (see Sourcing Hope) a number of travelers were very impressed with the good work the staff and administration of St. Joseph’s Training College in Bechem were doing to prepare there students to become highly effective primary school teachers.
They were even more impressed by the way the college was able to overcome challenges with their unreliable supply of electric power. The absence of steady power was a major stumbling block in students being able to use their teaching and learning materials resource center which had been pretty well equipped by the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH).
On their return from Ghana the travelers pooled some of their own resources and purchased a pair of generators that will permit use of the center day and night. The Generators arrived in country and were recently delivered to St. Joseph’s by Mr. Kwesi Dzidzienyo, Country Representative of IFESH-Ghana. Pictured below (left to right) are Mr. Victor Mante, the Director of Teacher Education Division of the Ghana Education Service; Mr. Dzidzienyo, Country Representative of IFESH-Ghana and Principal C.D.B. Mensah, Principal of St. Joseph's Training College, Bechem. Principal Mensah wrote this letter of thanks to the folks who sent the gift of electricity.