The Noohra - Tae Issue | Vol. 1
The day dawned with fair weather, a notable omen in a season of sudden downpours and heavy winds. The team set off by motorized boat on a serene sail up stream the River Volta to the Island of Awadiokome.
The Lite | October - 2018
After overcoming several obstacles on our way to Ayehoklay, the Light the World Missions team finally arrived to a waiting crowd under a tree. As we entered the corridor leading to the gathering, I felt a very unusual tension in the air. I immediately began to pray silently as we approached the people. My team had been on a 7 day fast leading to the outreach so I believe they were also ready for action.
Sankofa Lite | Vol 1 - 2018
Harvest often comes with investment of time, effort, and connection. Our first mission trip target in the year was to Mensakrom which was greeted with outstanding success and opportunities to connect with two other villages—Obuasi and Mango Ase, and Awukuman Senior Secondary School. At Mensakrom, we had the privilege of enjoying the richness of the people, their heart and optimism for light and life. In fact, our team sat under the trees in the village with members of the community and chatted about life in general in the village. One of the people we encountered was a retired teacher, who had returned to Mensakrom. He needed farming shoes but could not afford one. We promised to provide the retired teacher, affectionately known as Teacher Amos wellington boots to fulfill his dreams.
Light the World Campaign donates solar lamps to school kids, Lighting the path to a brighter future!
Sankofa Lite | 2016-17
What joy it was for me to see the children of Logba Tota, Dufi & Abayeme smile when we donated solar powered lanterns, exercise and text books to them on Sunday 26th February 2017 ! They were all smiles.
The Abayeme and Dufi villages are high up the Logba mountains. We drove about 20-25 minutes through cocoa farms, thick bushes and very dangerous places to get to Tota, the lowest part of the area from off the Eastern Corridor roads in the Volta Region. Tota is the lowest of the area to which electricity power could be accessed. To get to Abayeme and Dufi, one will have to climb another 2hrs up the mountain by foot. It has therefore been impossible to get electrical power to them (at least, in our minds or those of our politicians). So even though these people are part of Ghana and actually vote too, they cannot benefit from the “national cake”. The are are farmers and produce cocoa, banana, coffee, etc which they carry down the mountains on their heads.
A campaign to squash the negative effects of kerosene lanterns on poor families in developing countries
Sankofa Lite | 2014-15
The immediate desire is to bring solar lamps to roughly 2,000 households in Bongo in the Upper East region of Ghana by mid-2014. The estimated population is 20,115. The citizens of this region are among the poorest of the nation and live in an infrastructure with no electricity and treated water. They use kerosene lanterns for their lighting needs. These kerosene lanterns have many negative effects on the population and the environment. The fumes from the lanterns have resulted in many respiratory diseases and other health issues, including blindness; midwives struggle to deliver babies at night; and children perform very poorly in school because they don’t have access to lighting during the night when they have to study or do their homework.
End of Year Edition 2013
This year has been a very exciting year for TAE. Together, we’ve had a successful year! We started the year with our eye on East Africa and an increased desire to understand the challenges in that region. Going into the year with an eye-opening journey to Rwanda, we were able to get a small window into the struggles of the countries within the region known as the Great Lakes Region, particularly Burundi.
Sankofa Lite | Sept - Oct 2013
I never fully understood the saying “Home is where the heart is,” a popular quote from Gaius Plinius Secundus (also known as Pliny, the elder) a roman naturalist, commander, and poet , until during a recent vacation trip. Imagine a life where there was no home to call your own with no city, town, or village to call your own. A life where basic necessities such as, food, water, and shelter are luxurious items. Most people are lucky enough only to hear of such abject misery from the media such as the news, newspaper articles, and on famous social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. For the people of a small Filipino village, that is not the case.
Sankofa Lite | May - June 2013
Each year, several activities are organized around the world, including celebrations with the aim of honoring the earth and calling attention to environmental conservation. Several dates marked throughout the calendar year attest to efforts made by various organizations through out the world for this purpose.
Sankofa Lite | Feb - Mar 2013
Professor Wangari was born in 1940 in Nyeru, Kenya. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from Mount St. Scholastica College, Kansas, she went on to earn her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburg in 1966. She would eventually earn a doctorate from the University of Nairobi where she also taught veterinary anatomy.