The important mission of thelink

The object of The Link is to promote global perspectives by developing a partnership of equals between the people of Plymouth and Sekondi-Takoradi, and where appropriate elsewhere in Ghana. The Link works towards this through: • Promoting learning through links between respective government departments, educational and health institutions, sports, cultural, faith and youth groups, commercial enterprises and the media, • Fostering contacts of various and numerous kinds • Facilitating and assisting visits Incorporation. The Link is moving towards incorporation as a CIO. Papers are currently with the Charity Commission and the first trustees will be Jill Bailey, Brian Dixon, Tony Rea, Peter Reid, Mike Uglow and Nii Tackie-Yaoboi. .


Been to Ghana yet?

The right answer is ‘Not yet!’ and in February you can put that right.
 
Experience fascinating street markets, swim in the warm Atlantic, above all meet the wonderful people. Plymouth’s partnership with Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region is ten years old next year, and this is the first big event to celebrate. If you have a skill to share or want to ‘put something back’ as a volunteer, here is your chance to research possibilities.
 
You would book your travel and other arrangements independently, and the Plymouth-Ghana Link can help with where to stay, getting your visa, and health issues. We anticipate a group of around twelve, and it is likely that most of us would book at least one flight (there or back) together.
 
Flights cost from around £500 return (direct for 50% or so more) and travel and food costs within Ghana are very reasonable. Likely dates 16 – 23 February to coincide with half-term, for teachers, more flexible for health service workers, volunteers and others interested but not tied to school term dates.
  
Want to know more? email the Link Secretary, peterreid@blueyonder.co.uk

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Event organised by Plymouth High School Student 

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Ghana Link Awareness and Fundraising

18 March 2014

Plymouth High School for Girls Main Hall

18:30-20:30

Tickets £5.00

Food and entertainment included

Email lmanon@phsg.org for tickets.

Come along for some Ghanaian Games, African Drumming Workshop, Dancing and delicious food!


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Advocate for Africa - Silver Award Winner

Hannah Wills from Lipson Community College being awarded the Silver Advocate for Africa Award by Peter Reid, The Secretary of the Link.

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Advocates for Africa 

The Plymouth Ghana Link invites people to apply to be Advocates for Africa, with the expectation that those selected will promote Africa and Africa issues in general, and Ghana and our Link with Sekondi-Takoradi in particular. 

September saw presentations to three Gold Award Winners - Mikaela Cumbers, Amanda Owen and Polly Boucherat.

Click here to read more >>


Mikaela Cumbers and Chair of the Link, Arnet Donkin

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Latest News from Akuapem Hills School

We are proud to announce that with your help and support, the school has been rated Grade A (Outstanding) by the Educational Inspectorate, Akuapem-North District.
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The Vice Chair of the Link with Pupils from Akuapem School    

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Teens' visit strengthens link

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PLYMOUTH'S relationship with Ghana has been strengthened thanks to a visit from a group of teenagers.

Three girls from Ghana have spent a week in Plymouth, experiencing life in the South West. Read the full article 

 

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Visit by Erica Kyere from Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative

The Link was delighted that Erica Kyere was able to visit Plymouth during Fair Trade Fortnight and International Women's week.  Click here to see the presentation on Women's role in enterprise in Ghana at the University of Plymouth.  Truly inspirational!

Read more about Erica>>

 
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      Erica Kyere
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Did you Know?

That more fairtrade products are sold in the UK than anywhere else in Europe!

Ghana is 135 and the UK is 28  in the Human Development Index -
http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/

Ghana is 69 and the UK is 17 in Transparency International’s Index of corruption (being at the top means your country is the least corrupt)http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2009/cpi_2009_table

LATEST - Click to view the 2011 report - Ghana now 69 and UK is now 16>>
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Millennium Development Goals

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Ghana's progress against the Millennium Development Goals>>
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Newsletters

First Newsletter>>  

Ghana Week 2010>> 

Read more about Operation Hernia>>

Spring 2011 newsletter
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Getting Involved

The link is open to anyone who wishes to become involved and who supports the aims of the association. People are welcome to attend the monthly committee meetings, or to participate through one of the interest groups that form part of the link. There are some who simply wish to register their interest and attend only special link events, or to receive newsletters.

To register your interest in the link please email us.

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