One of Father Mawusi's recent projects has been adding three kindergarten classrooms so that the school has seven rather than four (see the photo below). Yo Ghana! made a modest contribution to that effort, and only after asking Father Mawusi several times how we might help. The community and other sources built the foundations and walls and are finishing the floors and walls. We helped with the roof. Today he showed us the foundations laid out for another set of rooms for a play area and nursing station for the school's youngest students.
Reflection: People like Father Mawusi have a certain clarity of purpose, a peacefulness, about them. They are at times dismayed or even discouraged by the overwhelming problems they confront, perhaps even by the human condition itself, the stain of selfishness that provides the breeding ground for the indifference to suffering that is at the root of so much suffering. But I seldom detect any traces of regret in the Father Mawusis I have met. Rather, they seem to count it a blessing and a privilege to be in a position to help others, even as they are sorrowed by the many more they are unable to help. Father Mawusi's life illustrates the great joy and dignity of a life constantly informed by the needs of others.