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“Care for Kaleo” Charity

Kaleo is a village in the Upper West of Ghana, Africa. Chris and Barry E learned of it, when their youngest son was employed by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in the village, as a Maths teacher at the secondary school. He attended the local Baptist Church and was there when a terrific storm hit the village which destroyed the Baptist Church building. He consoled Pastor Solomon Bagonluri, saying that something good would come out of it and then telephoned Chris and Barry and asked “Can you pray and help?”

Tony and Jennifer C came on board and together we registered “Care for Kaleo” with the UK Charities Commission (Register no. 1119385).
              
We asked the friends in Kaleo Baptist Church, “Do you want us to build a new church, or to provide building machinery and a technician, so that you can learn how to build?”  They asked for the machinery, for they saw the potential in learning new skills.

They now have a wonderful new church building about 3 times larger than the original and so well built that it will last for a hundred years. They now have a Kindergarten which gives 80 local children a UK-style multi-sensory education and a free hot nourishing meal each day. The Kindergarten was built outside the village, so that children from 2 other villages can be included.

Our present project is building a 6-class Primary School close to the Kindergarten. The first 3 classrooms are already completed and 170 children are being educated and fed each day. When the Primary school building is complete, the total of children being educated and fed will be 350. This all happens because God decided that He wanted it to happen. The charity has one fundraising day each year and the money needed to fund the work just comes in. We have very generous friends who donate monthly and we have others who generously give one-off donations.


 
Baildon Methodist Church and Eldwick Church are wonderful supporters.

Our friends in Kaleo see this totally as God’s blessing on their village and so do we. Because of this, there are now new church buildings being constructed in villages round about, as the message of Christ’s love spreads from Kaleo.
 
Barry E, Baildon


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