CHANGE comes to Sang

Like many communities in the Northern Region of Ghana, the majority of Sang residents rely on agriculture to feed their families and provide an income. The rainy season, which usually lasts from April until September, brings with it busy days of planting, ploughing and constant care and attention of the crops. But in recent years, […]

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Access to Water in Sang

Like many villages in northern Ghana, Sang residents walk to gather their water as they need it during the day. CFTC Regional Program Manager, Amboka Wameyo, visited Sang last month and walked the well-worn path to the local water source. “It’s about a 10 to 15-minute walk from the village. It is essentially a large […]

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The power of women

March 8th is a day when economic, political and social achievements of women are celebrated around the world. As International Women’s Day fast approaches, join us in celebrating the important role women play in Sang, Ghana.

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Barriers to Education in Sang

Education is a hot topic these days, especially here in Ontario as Bill 115 continues to have ripple effects felt by teachers and students alike. With education on my mind, I can’t help but think of my recent trip to Sang and the barriers to education that many children in northern Ghana face.

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25 years of change

Muhammad Yakubu has been the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairman in Sang, Ghana for over 25 years, and he has seen a great deal of change during this time.  Among the many other changes, there’s been a shift over the years even in the language spoken and taught in Ghana’s schools in the northern region.  A few […]

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Giving Birth in Sang, Ghana

Midwives in Northern Ghana are called traditional birth attendants, and for 50 years, Asana Iddrisu has filled that role for the community of Sang.  CFTC’s Communications and Governance Officer, Laura Nadeau sat down with Asana in October to find out more about what her job entails in this rural community.

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Primary school children eager – and now able – to learn in Sang

Children from Al-Zakaria English and Arabic Primary School at Sang can now enjoy a safe learning environment after months of missing school.

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Eid-ul-Fitr Unites Sang Community Members

The annual Eid-ul-Fitr festival, held after completing the fasting month of Ramadan, was celebrated in the Sang Muslim community on August 20.  In addition to being a time of celebration, peace, charity and breaking of the fast, it is also a demonstration of the core principles of community-led development. Exquisitely-dressed families came together for a day […]

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