Happy Monday! I hope your Valentine’s Day was full of quality time with your favorite people!
To everyone who participated in our Share the Love campaign, thank you! In case you missed it, it’s not too late to join the fun. Donate nutritious meals to children in need in honor of the people you love! The campaign will wrap up on Wednesday, February 17 and we’ll share the *amazing* results next week.
I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest partner, the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI). Ghana has long been a country I’ve dreamed of visiting, but until that day comes, I intend to live vicariously through GHEI’s amazing programs.
What makes your team wake up in the morning?
We envision a future where children—free from illness and illiteracy—can realize their full potential, a future where healthy, educated young people will lead their communities out of poverty. GHEI empowers communities in the BAB District of Ghana to build that future through investment in children and youth.
Yep, that’s pretty motivating. How is GHEI contributing to a better future for Ghana?
As the name of the organization suggests, GHEI works in both health and education sectors. From malaria prevention, sexual and reproductive health trainings, to improving maternal and child health outcomes, GHEI has established a broad range of health programs. You can see the full list here.
GHEI has also developed programs to encourage educational attainment among children and youth. These include classes for top performing junior high school students, an early childhood literacy program, and a community library seeking to advance literacy for students of all ages. Learn more about these and other programs here.
If an engaged couple happens to be reading this blog right now, how can they get involved?
Create a wedding registry for one of GHEI’s coolest programs–the Youth Learning Tour! The Youth Learning Tour provides junior high school students from rural Ghana with the opportunity to visit sites of cultural significance and tour university campuses in other parts of their country.
To learn more about GHEI, visit http://www.ghei.org.