Current Projects

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa eLearning Project

The Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, addressed the Society at the October 2013 annual meeting. He presented his eLearning project, which aims to expand theological education in Southern Africa through a network of electronic libraries accessible from portable eReader devices. The Society has committed US $50,000 to support the eReader development and implementation.

Bishop Ackon Eye Clinic in Cape Coast Ghana

 

Many challenges face the delivery of quality eye care in Ghana today including limited personnel (about 300 eye care professionals for 25 million Ghanaians); lack of funds for outreach, screening and diagnostic equipment; minimal public eye care education and the continual use of uncertified herbal preparations to treat ocular disease. It’s a serious problem. Ghana, for example, is ranked second worldwide for the prevalence of glaucoma. Six hundred thousand Ghanaians are said to be suffering from glaucoma and, experts say, 30,000 of these are likely to become blind if the disease is left untreated.

 

After touring the Bishop Ackon clinic on our Communion Visit to Ghana in 2013, we formed group of members to examine how the Society can help fund repairs of the clinic’s roof and purchase up-to-date equipment. The proposed project is under review.

Rev.Canon Kofi deGraft Johnson, administrator of the Bishop Ackton Memorial Christian Eye Center in Cape Coast and our guide to the diocese throughout our visit, described the facility and its needs. 

 

Wendy’s School in Cape Coast Ghana  

Education is important work for the Diocese of Cape Coast which administers 54 day-nurseries, 62 primary schools and 74 junior secondary schools.

On the Society’s visit to the Diocese of Cape Coast we came to call one of the primary schools, Christ Church Anglican Basic School, “Wendy’s School” after its principal, Wendy Arebe Debrah, who described for us the overall educational objectives of the diocese and later led us on a tour of her school. 

The school’s physical plant is greatly in need of improvement and received one of the Society’s donations to the diocese. In addition, one CRS member donated funds to help build a wall that will convert one large and noisy classroom into two hopefully quieter ones and a group of will evaluate how The Compass Rose Society can further contribute to improving this school.

Christ Church School is one of the primary schools administered by the Diocese of Cape Coast

The Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Children with Disabilities is a charitable, non-governmental, non-profit institution entrusted under the Diocese of Jerusalem. The centre provides services for children with disabilities in Palestine.