Ghana

Ghana: Water as a Necessity

By Ohemaa Sarfoa Fall 2017 InGear One of the most important commodities in the lives of all living things is water: the body is made up of 70% water, and plants as well as animals need water for growth. Water is an undeniably substantive commodity in the livelihood of humans. In spite of the importance of water, access to potable water is a great hurdle in some more...

Ghana: Values of the Bicycle

By Ohemaa Sarfoa Fall 2017 InGear Because of its numerous uses, a bicycle could be a very cherished vehicle for its possessor. Forty-year-old Mr. Sapaku is a tailor. He has been using a bicycle in his daily dealings for the past ten years. Aside from the thrifty significance of the bicycle, it unknowingly gets rid of some health-related deficits in his body, as more...

Warren Hills Loads a Container for Ghana

On Saturday, September 23rd, we packed the first container of the 2017 fall season: 536 bikes and 25 sewing machines are on their way to Ghana. The packing crew was from the Computer Science Club of the Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey. They and their faculty advisor, Daryl Detrick, are no strangers to P4P. Along with the Chess Club, more...

The Vendor

Summer 2017 InGear Kwame is a young man around 22 years old and a student at Cape Coast Polytechnic in Ghana. Kwame is into the business of selling Phone Cards at wholesale prices. He does this when he has no lectures to attend. Considering the tough nature of this business, he sells them by either hiring a car or walking. This mode of selling makes the work somehow more...

The Farmer

Summer 2017 InGear One of the most prominent occupations that the world could ever think of is farming. Unfortunately in our part of the world here in Africa, especially Ghana, most young people prefer white collar jobs to farming. This is not in the case of Mr. Seidu, a 40-year-old peasant farmer in Western Ghana. He is married to his wife Abiba and they have three more...

The Sewing Machine

Summer 2017 InStitch Sewing may generally be described as an art whereby stitches and seams are used to join two or more fabrics together.  Depending on their creativity and imagination, seamstresses and tailors design and sew clothing so that people will look extremely beautiful in it when they wear it. Since sewing machines seem expensive to young people from more...

The Significance of the Bicycle to the Rural Teacher

Summer 2017 InGear The teacher, as would be widely agreed, plays an invigorating role in the nurture of a human being. It is for this reason that teachers ought to be given apt remuneration and motivation for their services. Teachers in rural areas like the Northern Region of Ghana have particular needs, and bicycles play a vital role in their lives. A teacher more...

Adongo the Bicycle Mechanic

Summer 2017 InGear Adongo is a young energetic man who resides in the Northern Region of Ghana. Life after secondary school was very vexatious. There were not enough funds for Adongo to continue school. Since time obviously waits for no man, he decided to use his time profitably. After much deliberation, he finally resolved to learn a trade. Consequentially, he more...

Update from Ghana, Fall 2015

by Kwaku Agyemang Spring 2016 InGear [In November of 2014, P4P sent an entire 40-foot container of just spare bicycle parts to WEBike, our partner in Ghana, West Africa. These parts, valued at a little over $300,000, were a generous donation to P4P from Bell Sports. Here is a report from Kwaku Agyemang, our partner at WEBike in Ghana.] When we got the shipment more...

Ghana Photos – 2013

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