Ghana is located on the west coast of the continent of Africa. Ghana’s land is mainly flat. The southwest, northwest, and north contain higher plateaus and some hills and valleys. Low mountain peaks rise in the east. Since Ghana is near the Equator, the climate is very warm and tropical.
The Black Volta and White Volta are Ghana’s main rivers. These two rivers feed Lake Volta, one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. Ghana’s large mammals include lions, leopards, hyenas, antelope, elephants, buffalo, wild hogs, chimpanzees, and monkeys. Crocodiles and hippopotamuses live in the rivers.
Ghana has many natural resources. The main exports are gold, timber, cocoa, diamonds, and more. Ghana has one of the strongest economies in Africa and the country has worked hard to reduce the number of Ghanaians living in poverty. But sadly around 20% of the population still live on less than £1 a day.
Ghana is a multilingual country in which about eighty languages are spoken. Of these, English is the official language. Many children are members of Missionary Childhood (Mission Together) groups. The children meet in their parish churches to learn more about Jesus, take part in charitable activities and games, and pray together. You can see some children from a Missionary Childhood gathering below.