GHANA ENTERPRISE SUPPORT GROUPThe three men we had formerly planned for an African E-Center, Hans, Michael and Adeola want to continue with their own "Ghana Enterprise Support" Business and Bob has been working to help them establish themselves and find their nitch. Stephen Abu who is in business development in Africa will use this new sub business for his own consulting needs and they are exploring other possible ventures. This business support group plans to assist meta level businesses in their desires to grow, providing needed information and expertise, connect businesses with financial and human capital and assist with training.They have presented an MOU to Engage Now Africa which we hope to sign before leaving.
On the certificate side, the soonest a certificate will be able to be approved and implemented is January. It is being structured to accommodate the specific needs of Ghana. That has taken some learning and understanding of Ghanaian culture, perceptions and attitudes.
Sometimes our efforts take the form of determining what won't work and where changes need to be made.. It is not time and effort lost because of the valuable information that is accumulated.
|Golden Sunbeam School - Site of the new Golden Sunbeam College of Science and Technology|
The original purpose for our visit was to assist the Golden Sunbeam School, supply a Soy Cow and get it operating. That has gone very well and is fulfilling it's purpose. We are sure in the future the E-Center in Idaho and the BYU Idaho Agribusiness personnel will provide a wonderful program that fits the specific needs of the school and that the remaining improvements needed can be covered by the interns coming from BYU Idaho this fall.
We fell in love with the Jakcint Academy and hope that we can raise some funds for them to finish their addition to reduce their class size (60) to a more managable (30). We'd love to bring back books to help create a library for the school.
|This is only about 2/3 of the 1st grade class.|
We love BYU Idaho and the Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center and will always care about their growth and success and continue volunteering our services in their behalf
We realized from the outset that we needed to learn first. We did a lot of listening and it has paid off. We hope we can use those same skills in future ventures.
The people we met will be the treasure we take home in our hearts
|Elders Van Wagoner and Peterson|
|So many cute office people -|
|Brandon Webster our "weekend son"|
|Ward members attending a baptism|
|John and Cynthia Koranteng, Owners of Jakcint Accademy - Inclusive and supportive - great hearts!|
|Contractor for Ensign College of Public Health|
|Emmanuel, Natasha and Rainy fed us and proviided transportantion on many occasions|
|Gifty Annon-Mensah - Summer visitor from Virginia|
Tettah, guarded our apartment and greeting us
|Komla "Afasi - Director of Engage Now Africa|
|Sr. Heid, Accra Mission President's Wife & friend of Rudens|
|Terry and Heidi Wall - Introduced us to Eugene, fed us and joined us for a night out! Introduced us to Pinocchios|
|Our Kwabeyna Ward Missionaries - Elder Bryan Henrie, Elder Cody Beckett, Elder Logan Van Wagoner, Elder Peterson|
Doreen is a member of our Kwabeyna Ward, a very bright woman with a good grasp of the gospel. She often clarifies doctrine in both English and Twi.
|Dante, Iris and Rainy Opare|
|Hans and Judy Akostah with Marx 8, Janie 4 & Wynn 2 - Baby due in September|
|Shadrach - a rambunctious non-member who|
and are now on our instagram. Sweet, warm and
|Stephen Abu Sr. Pioneer in Africa|
|Stephen Abu - Partner in AbuMcConkie - Great business contact and friend|
|Elder John Koranteng - Area Authority over PEF in West Africa - Great Support|
|Staff at Engage Now Africa - Paul Smiith, Franciso Wasam, Cecelia Amankwah|
|Eugene Braum "First Fruits" with wife, Cynthia and children Elvis and Georgette|
Rebecca is the receptionist at the Area Offices and is
so cheerful and sweet.
She said, "You Obruni's (white people) are always on time!
This sweet new baby Maggie Abu was born in Montana
|Russell and Shelly Cannon "rescued us " repeatedly!|