Current Projects

Green Anglicans Movement

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (SA, Lesotho, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique and Swaziland) has been working to combat climate change and environmental degradation through the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Environmental Network known as Green Anglicans. We are finding that young people are at the forefront of this movement which is growing fast.

The goal of Green Anglicans is to create environmental change through intentional discipleship. A network of change agents will inspire and implement social change in their local churches and in the parishes of the Anglican Churches of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Projected outcomes of Green Anglican projects include an increase in a holistic understanding of theology and a commitment to the Anglican Communion's Fifth Mark of Mission to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth leading to greener parishes, more effective use of church land, tree planting, a cleaner environment, and a reduction in the use of water, electricity, and paper.

The Provinces of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the Church of the Province of Central Africa will share the positive outcomes of their work in this part of the world with the global Anglican Communion.


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. 

Rev.Canon Kofi deGraft Johnson, administrator of the Bishop Ackon Memorial Christian Eye Centre 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 Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre

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.