IntelliTect’s latest project with International Assistance Programbegan when we heard the Sawla Children’s Home in Sawla, Ghana needed a new building. Many of the children in the home were attending school for the first time and a larger home for orphans could offer more children the same opportunity. During 2012, IntelliTect and IAP joined with local Ghanaian leaders to build a new residential home on six acres that is also for agriculture. The enlarged Children’s Home was completed in early 2013 and now serves over a hundred children. The agricultural land is being used to train school children in farming techniques and to provide food for the people attending the school.
Sawla Children’s Home is one of our most exciting projects. The images below were taken as the new school and well were built in 2012. As you can see, the children of Sawla desperately need this school and are very excited to have the food, shelter, education, job training and love that this home and school will provide. In late 2014, IntelliTect sponsored the purchase of a tractor to increase the efficiency of the farm on the school’s property. The tractor is also available for rent to other nearby farms and will increase the food production for the entire region.
International Assistance Program is a small non-profit founded in 1990 and headquartered in Spokane, Washington. IAssist specializes in assisting business professionals with a passion for fighting poverty. Business people in the United States often have an understanding of western business practices that can be very helpful in underdeveloped countries. IAssist and the business leaders they partner with currently have connections with individuals and organizations in Romania, Mexico, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana and Costa Rica. They have used their expertise to start businesses, establish micro-lending programs, open medical clinics, promote agricultural development and share their skills in workshop settings.