What is Project Bongo?
PROJECT BONGO is a non-profit making charitable trust based in the Shetland Islands set up in 2010 for the following purposes:
1) To provide support and funding for small scale development and education projects in Ghana, West Africa.
2) To raise awareness of the development and educational needs of people in Ghana and West Africa in general.
3) To raise funds through donations and events to support people and projects identified by the Trust
4) To distribute funds to causes which the Trust considers worthwhile.
5) To organise events to sustain the Trust and promote cultural understanding between Shetland and Africa.
We try and spend ALL of our funds on Projects in Ghana. That means we don't spend it on any other purpose including administration. Sometimes Trustees will take funds personally to Africa and sometimes it is necessary to send funding via bank transfer or money transfer. In all cases relevant receipts are available.
There are currently six Trustees of PROJECT BONGO, some of whom have practical experience of living and working in Africa. The Secretary (Peter Davis) worked for two years with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in Bongo. We are registered as a Scottish Charity (reg. Charity no. SC041581) and we were originally set up by Peter Davis who, with his late wife Linda, spent 2 years in the Bongo District in the Upper East Region of Ghana training teachers with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in conjunction with the Ghana Education Service.