Ghana Program Photo Tour

This is a picture of the outside of Blue Skies' factory in Ghana. The factory employs around 1800 people and supports many more in the surrounding communities.  
This is a picture of some pineapples, fresh from the fields, grown by local producers, some in the Central Regions and some in the Eastern Regions, about to be sent into the factory for preparation.
This is where they test the fruit for quality before conveying it into the factory.    
In the factory the fruit is cut in  a contamination free zone. Blue Skies produce over 250 unique product lines in this area.  
Here the packaged fruit is cooled while it awaits boxing and shipment to the airport.    
The fruit is finally on its way to the airport. The route is difficult as not all roads are tarmaced, and traffic sometimes moves anywhere on the road as in parts there are no lanes.  
Here, a local disabled association has been formed by Michael (right). You can see they are working in a container. They were looking to buy a new one to accommodate selling space for their 50 members so they could work for a living. Unfortunately the cost was too high at £750.  
The Dr Julia Piper Clinic at Blue Skies is opened.    
This was a rural school called Fotobi based near Nsawam. The school lacked as did other provisions such as exercise books, text books and writing material for study. It did however have water, and latrines, but no feeding program.  
This was a classrom from  Nana Osae Djan.This was the leading school academically in the area, and had feeding programs, toilets and water, and electricity from the nearby town. The ICT equipment however was an unrealistic governent target.
If you visit Blue Skies, them this is where you might stay - the Blue Skies guest house.  
Here is a typical village scene from Ghana. Dirt roads full of potholes, lush green surroundings, homemade accommodation at the street side and unfinished brick buildings.    
Some children from the hearing and speaking impaired school near Aburi called, 'The Demonstration School for the Deaf.'  Apart from lacking books and writing equipment the school had feeding programs, water and latrines, though a 3 fold increase in rice prices meant that they were becomming stuck for funds.  
In the distance, on the top of a hill some example KVIP latrines in the Abor village.    
The site for a possible clinic in Abor.    
KVIP latrines built by Blue Skies in the Techiman village.    
A bore hole built in Budukwaa by the Albert Hein Foundation. Unfortunately it was later found that the water was undrinkable.   
The site for a possible community centre in Budukwaa.    
A room at the clinic in Nanabin.    
Issac cuts and distributes fruits at one of the farms in Nanabin.    
The potential site for a school library in Nanbin.