Our Story

Story

In 2001, GHEI’s founder and executive director Diana Rickard visited Ghana as a medical student to study the accessibility and quality of available healthcare services. During her visits, she worked hand-in-hand with local health professionals in both urban and rural health facilities, which is when she came to know the communities of the Bibiani-Anhwiawso-Bekwai District in the Western Region of Ghana.

During her initial visits to communities in the BAB district, she met Clement Donkor, the then assemblyman of Humjibre, who as a lifelong resident of this community, provided an in-depth understanding to the context of rural livelihoods, the educational systems, and healthcare. It was this meeting that was the impetus for the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI).

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GHEI Logo

The GHEI logo was created using Adinkra symbols, originally developed by the Asantes in Ghana during the 19th century. Each traditional symbol represents an aspect of life on which the organization focuses.

Fihankra

(Compound House)

 

Symbol of security

and safety

Dame-Dame

(Draught)

 

Symbol of intelligence and ingenuity

Nkyinkyim

(Twistings)

 

Symbol of intelligence and ingenuity

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There is so much more we can do to better the future of our children. Help them reach their full potential with us.

Ghana Health and Education Initiative is a registered 501(c)3 organization (EIN 26-2358536).

Photo copyright ©Ghana Health and Education Initiative 2016 and ©Rohit Lakhani for Photographers Without Borders 2015

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P.O. Box 53

Sefwi Bekwai, Western North Region, Ghana

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