August was a busy month for VBP in Ghana. We ran two teams simultaneously across three locations, visited two regions and hosted programs in 9 different villages. We were on the road for 24 days, delivered 300 bicycles and met 8 local bicycle mechanics… phew!
And none of this could have happened without Sammy Tuffour, aka Akapo, who began training with the Ghana team back in June. Akapo previously hosted a VBP workshop in his home village before joining the team a couple of weeks later.
Akapo boasts he can “fix anything”, and we don’t doubt him. During his training in the Upper West Region we temporarily lost him only to find him an hour later servicing a sewing machine by torchlight. The next day he had his hand in the back of an amplifier… he’s also an excellent bicycle mechanic, and an aspiring instructor.