Two children from Abakam CRAN Basic School David Acquah and Elizabeth Nyatusah both in final year Junior High School have received sponsorship from CRAN Fruendeskreis, Germany. This timely intervention would enable David and Elisabeth to pursue Senior High School education and eventually a tertiary institution. Currently there are ninety one children on CESS. CRAN is committed to use education as a tool to achieve its vision of communities without poverty.
It is with a very grateful heart that I write and present this message to you all for your invaluable contribution towards the progress of CRAN in the year 2015. God indeed has been good to us! As you may have known, the year 2015 has been quite a difficult one with a number of challenges many of which are external to the organization. Some of these include the nationwide “dumsor” and the deteriorating economic situation which have led to the collapse of many companies and organizations in Ghana. Some of these companies and organization were better than us at the beginning of the year, but are no more. However, your immense contribution and constant prayers have kept CRAN through the difficult moments of the year 2015.
Highlighting some of the blessings of the year 2015; CRAN signed an 18 month contract for the renewal of the Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP), CRAN also signed a two year contract to provide consultancy services for the Cassava Adding Value for Africa (CAVA) project, in addition another two year contract was signed for Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) where CRAN is to provide technical and business training to rice farmers in some target areas. The people of Shama-Kedzi can now boast of potable drinking water as CRAN completed the Rain-Water Harvesting Project in the community. CRAN continues to supervise activities of Microsfere in Lower and Upper Denkyira Districts in the Central Region. Currently, our CESS project now boasts of thirty-five (35) new beneficiaries sponsored by CRAN Freundeskreis, Germany.
Indeed, at the end of the year 2015 we can be counted among organizations which are not only standing but standing firm. As we appreciate God for His Grace and Mercy towards us in 2015, we are thanking you also, for the sacrifices you have made for CRAN throughout the year.
This year 2016, we are looking forward to achieving new goals and new heights for ourselves and for CRAN. We will be counting on your utmost support so as to face the challenges which will come with the year. We are confident that our good Lord who has promised us His continual presence is faithful. He will give what it takes to overcome all the challenges and to soar above the clouds to His glory. For He has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, Let us all trust in His faithfulness.
by The Executive Director of CRAN
Prof. Patrick Agbesinyale