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Building a better life for Ghana
Children in Ghana
Children in Ghana are benefiting from the carpentry work

A Northamptonshire craftsman has been using his carpentry skill to carry out humanitarian work in Africa.

Mark Dayman from Northampton takes power tools to Ghana and teaches the locals how to build and create items to lead a better life.

"We completed a kitchen for someone within three days using my tools. If we didn't have them, it would have taken much longer," said Mark.

Mark also builds items for hospitals in the country.

Supporting deprived community

"I have always wanted to make things for people who needed it, instead of people that could afford it. When the items are complete the locals are so grateful," said Mark.

Mark works closely with Foundation for Rural Education Empowerment and Development UK (FREED), a Northampton-based charity that supports the deprived community of Nandom in the Upper West region of Ghana.

They aim to support the provision of healthcare and education, in partnership with FREED in Ghana.

Mark Dayman
Mark Dayman enjoys helping the locals in Ghana

Lily Canter, from FREED UK, said: "The fact that Mark is going out to Ghana is an amazing thing. He's showing people that we want to help them lead a better life and future."

FREED has been running for five years and has raised thousands of pounds.

Mark has received many donations of tools for people in the country, but he needs more help.

"What we do is vital and the people really do appreciate it. Anything people can donate to support us with our journey would help us a great deal," said Mark.

For more information on FREED UK or to donate tools visit: www.freeduk.org




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