News Release

10th Annual All Africa Helping Hands Service Project 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana donated 40,843 hours of community service to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the All Africa Helping Hands service project on August 20, 2016.


Armed with paint, rakes, shovels, brooms, cutlasses and other implements, the volunteers provided a wide variety of service, including clearing blocked drains, rehabilitating roads and cleaning parks, cemeteries, schools, hospitals, markets and motor parks. Other public places were also given a facelift.

The Hon. Emmanuel A.O. Lartey, District Chief Executive of the Shai-Osudoku District helped workers rehabilitate Dodowa Road.

 “I am very glad to see members of a church doing such a voluntary work,” he said, “We all know that the government cannot do all the things at the same time, so your effort in doing this work is very commendable.”

Instituted in 2006, The All Africa Helping Hands service project offers Church members the opportunity to serve the community in various forms. In Ghana, congregations participated in 108 projects – from Axim in the west to Ho in the Volta region and from Nungua to a hospital in Tamale.

Working alongside community leaders and volunteers from other agencies, Latter-day Saint volunteers wore their distinctive yellow Mormon Helping Hands vests. Each volunteer worked on average of three and half hours to accomplish their tasks.

In total, 10,577 Latter-day Saints from congregations around the country worked with over 1,300 people from other religions in this year’s All Africa Helping Hands service project.

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