Bees Abroad have recently been partnering with Ashanti Development in the Ashanti region of Ghana to train members of this rural community in the skills and practice of beekeeping. This is another great example of how Bees Abroad helps to relieve poverty. Antonella Sinopoli has made a video based around the running of this course, which can be viewed at this link, and features some of the Bees Abroad project officers Brian Durk and Ashanti Development project managers Dawn Williamson and Paul Bloch, as well as our brilliant training officer, Victor Ayeebo. You can read more about the work of Ashanti Development at their website.
As an example of the impact projects such as this can have, here is a photo of John Partey, a beekeeper in Bimponso, near Twifo Praso in the Central Region of Ghana. John recently told us that he has been able to fund sending his son Joseph firstly to Polytechnic and is now going to send him to University. All this from the honey produced from 17 colonies of bees. John has been helped on his journey to successful and profitable beekeeping with support from Bees Abroad, through our Twifo Praso project. John is pictured with Brian Durk and Caroline Luxford, one of our newest project managers.