Meeting with young men engaged in commercial motorcycle transport (Okada): There are good number of young men who are involved in this trade. They make between Ghc30 to Ghc60 net saving daily. Most of these young men are building their own houses from this job.
Visit to Datano DA Primary and JHS: Housing was a critical challenge for the people in the Bonsaaso Cluster especially teachers and nurses who were posted to that area. Millennium Promise built staff bungalows for teachers and nurses in some of the communities. These facilities are still being well maintained by the users and the communities.
Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) established computer laboratories in some schools including Datano. The Member of Parliament has recently replaced the old and broken-down computers MPA supplied earlier.
Visit to Datano CHPS Compound (Health Facility): The Datano CHPS Compound was one out seven, which MPA helped to build, furnish and equip. These CHPS Compounds are staffed by government and being well managed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The seed money MPA provided to stock the facilities with medicines are still intact. The CHPS Compounds are always stocked with the needed medicines.
Visit to Cocoa Farm: Cocoa is the main cash crop and economic backbone in the Bonsaaso Cluster. MPA assisted numerous farmers (both male and female) to either establish new cocoa farms or maintain the existing ones for higher yields. The cocoa farm, which the students visited was one of the farms that has been freshly established by the farmer at inception of MPA. The farmer yields 14 bags of cocoa from every 1.5acre farm. He owns a total of 21acres of cocoa farm. Out of his earnings from cocoa, the farmer has successfully educated all his four children (two of which have completed the University and are gainfully employed. One is a practicing nurse and the last one is still in nursing school). This farmer has also built his own house through his earnings.
Visit to the Catholic Church at Bonsaso: Christianity is the leading religion Ghana; in almost every community you will find a number of churches. The students visited the Catholic church at Bonsaaso to fellowship with them.
Departure / Conclusion: The students departed from the MPA site with excitement.