Okurase Village

In the Eastern region of Ghana lies a small village called Okurase. The village is known for its rich cultural craftsmanship in making drums. I was introduced to this village in 2010 by Brother Powerful and his sister Nana whilst planning the first Ghana Experience tour for 2011. During the tour we visit the Nkabon Centre, Junior High School and participate in drum and dance workshop.


In Ghana cement (50kg) costs approx from 20/25 Ghana cedis (depending on location) which is equivilant to approx £5, and a vital element towards the construction of the Nkabom Centre. The friends of The Calabash Hub implemented the BAG of CEMENT campaign to raise donations to be used towards the purchase of raw materials. Donation raised £300


Friends of The Calabash Hub visited Okurase Junior High school in November 2015. We met boys & girls who enjoy attending school and shared with us their career aspiration for the future. The classrooms where beaming with bright students but met with such obstacles as electricity. In order for connections the Electricity Company of Ghana states it required Service Poles, Meter, Wiring, Ceiling Fans and Workmanship. Donations raised by August 2017 = £1000


Since 2011 Friends of the Calabash Hub tour groups collectively purchase art & craft supplies, books and stationery that are distributed to local Junior high school children and children attending the Nkabom centre.


Money from donations to The Calabash Hub was used to purchase 50 Days for Girls Kits to Okurase District Junior School in November 2018. The kits will enable the girls to sustain menstrual care hygiene for up to 3 years.

Guests from Ghana 2019 Cultural Experience also donated reusable sanitary pads which the school and girls were eternally grateful.


The DA JHS school team has been champions for the inter school sports activities for Asikasu zone four times in a row. Most of the students have interest in sporting activities especially athletics and football, but lack a uniformed team sports kit. Each new sport kit costs 50 cedis (approx. £7). So please help us raise 6250 cedis (£863) towards purchasing 127 sports kits for all pupils to wear with pride.

UPDATE: July, 2021 –  We have raised £1135, to which some proceeds will go towards the sport kits. Meeting to be arranged with the head teacher. – Thank you to everyone who donated.

Please click the donate button on the right, or for alternative ways to donate funds please contact: Naa Dzamah – info@thecalabashhub.com