Griffin Industrial Services Ltd, Registered in England & Wales. Company Number: 7896420 Registered Office address: 26, Church Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. CM23 2LY.
Director: Richard A Stubley.
The Victory Academy is in the Village of Avesive (pronounced: A-
Volta Region of Ghana, on the Ghana/Togo Boarder.
Marcia is standing in the Academy grounds, the palm trees behind her are in Togo.
There are 170 Pupils (down on last year’s total of 360 due to the cost of the school
fees which work out at £20 -
10 teachers, they have 9 classrooms in three separate blocks and a Church (two of
the class rooms were taken for the library & computer room, so they now have 7
The school day starts at 6:45am and finishes at 3:30pm with some of the pupils
coming from Togo and some walking 5 miles to, and 5 miles from, the school.
We arrived at the Victory Academy in the Village of Avesive on Thursday 9th
October in our bus that was hired by The Victory Bible Church International.
There were fourteen of us, Myself and my wife from Griffin Industrial Services
Ltd and the other twelve were clergy & parishioners from The Victory Bible
Church International in Lewisham, including Bishop Clement, the Reverend
Sylvester Cobbold, his wife Pastor Sefa Cobbold and three nurses from The
London Free Hospital, St. Thomas’s Hospital and Holloway
Prison Hospital who held an open clinic on the Saturday.
We began by unpacking the equipment that had been sea freighted a month
earlier so it would reach the academy the same time we did.
The equipment would be used to start a library, a computer room and to
stock the P.E. department.
A list of contributors (along with the equipment they contributed) is at the
bottom of this page in alphabetical order.
Setting up the library
Setting up the computer room
The P.E. equipment
On Friday the exercise books, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers
& rulers where bagged up and given to the pupils
Also on Friday the church provided dinner (cooked by one of the
nurses) for the whole school.
After receiving the bags with the books, pens etc. and finishing
dinner, the Pupils paraded around the field singing “This is our
day, this is our special day”
On Saturday the nurses held an “Open Clinic” for the school and
100’s of people came and the nurses worked tirelessly from 8am
to 6pm and still they had to turn people away.
I look at what we gave and the work we did at the school in the
days that we were there and it was nothing compared to how
hard the nurses worked.
If you would like to sponser a years schooling for one pupil (£20 -
Reverend Cobbold at the Victory Bible Church International on 07985316254.
A VIDEO MADE BY THE VICTORY BIBLE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW HERE (YOUTUBE)
List of contributors in alphabetical order (with our Thanks).
Ayrton Moss -
BSS Export – 350 Shorthand Notebooks, 1,000 Ballpoint Pens, 1,020 Pencils, 500 Erasers
Darenth Community Primary School – Computers (8), Text/Reading Books (100’s), Exercise Books (100’s), Poster’s
Draper Tools – 50 Baseball Caps
Fixfast – 5 Genuine World Cup Football with Pumps
Griffin Industrial Services Ltd -
10 Mouse Mats
350 6” Plastic Rulers
Cricket Set (Youth/Adult, 2 Bats, 4 Stumps & Bails, Ball, Pads, Gloves)
Cricket Bat (14 Year old)
Cricket Bat (Adult)
Cricket Set (Under 10, Bat, 4 Stumps & Bails, Ball, Pads, Gloves)
Cricket Shin Pads
50 Footballs (Plastic for under 8 year olds)
8 Leather Footballs (youth / Adult) Size 5
50 Tennis Balls
Tennis Rackets & Balls (Under 14’s) X 2
Tennis Rackets (Adult) X 6
Table Tennis Bats (4)
Table Tennis Balls (36)
Table Tennis Net & Posts & Spare Net
Rounder’s Set (Bat, Ball, Stumps, Instructions & Carry Bag)(12 to 14’s)
Rounder’s Bat & Ball (under 12’s)
Rounder’s Bat (Adult)
Netball Balls (2)
Netball Hoops (2) to mount on wall
Soft Plastic Balls (103) (Under 10’s)
PLAN OF VICTORY ACADEMY GROUNDS
Cataloguing the books
Making library tickets and stamping the
books with the school name
Small books & big books
Loads of posters to put up
The 1st class to use the new library
Setting up the computers
Testing the computers
The 1st class to use them
Unpacking the P.E. equipment
It’s the World Cup all over again!
Late substitution as Ghana bring
on one of the nurses
Bishop Clement throwing the
first netball goal……
…OK, it took him three tries.
Books, notebooks, pens,
pencils, erasers & rulers.
Ready to be bagged up.
One of the nurses who became
“Chef” for the day – 180 meals
Delivering dinner to the
The 4 & 5 year old's in the
Cartons & straws, never easy
The waiting room
Waiting outside the waiting room
(so many people)
The start of a very long day.
Still smiling after 10 hours
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