Mission Statement:  Tools for Schools Africa Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the
Northern Region of Ghana by enhancing educational opportunity and access to post primary education.

1968 - 1969

My personal history in African goes back to 1967-1969 when my family lived in Northern Ghana. My father, Allen Moore, worked for CIDA in a rural area of the Northern Region on an educational/agricultural project. We lived at the Damongo Agricultural Institute, where Dad worked, and I volunteered in the office of the Damongo Regional Hospital. My job included paying wages, tracking pharmaceuticals and writing letters requesting pharmaceutical donations. One time we got four 45 gallon drums of calamine lotion.

damongo local celebration
Local Celebration

damongo funeral
Damongo Funeral

margaret and allen moore 1968
Margaret and Allen Moore 1968

damongo house
Our Damongo house

mom with girls
Mom on the road to Damongo with girls

Dad and the cotton crop
Dad and the cotton crop

The White Sisters who ran the hospital
The White Sisters who ran the hospital

Ken and Una Dobson, Canadians on the PFRA project
Ken and Una Dobson, Canadians on the PFRA project

The students at Damongo Agricultural Institute
The students at Damongo Agricultual Institute

One of the ‘settlement’ houses
One of the ‘settlement’ houses

Dad with Peter Frafra on left.  Peter asked if I would marry his son Anthony
Dad with Peter Frafra on left. Peter asked if I would marry his son Anthony.

The oldest Larabanga mosque
The oldest Larabanga mosque

Brand new administration building
Brand new administration building

Damongo main street showing the old Ghana Commercial Bank (now the girl’s sewing school)
Damongo main street showing the old Ghana Commercial Bank (now the girl’s sewing school)