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


Friends of the Calabash Hub tour groups collectively purchased art supplies, that were distributed to local 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.