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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thank you to our friends in the Show-me State

Our thanks go to some new friends in Missouri who recently donated a range of air tools to the workshops at Kpong for use by Avtech girls as they learn to build and maintain the machines we use in the various outreaches that make Kpong Airfield such a special place in West Africa. Lex, who used to be a pipe welder, married to Rich, who used to work at the Boeing and Douglas aircraft plants, now run a very successful and professional Tattoo studio in Columbia, Missouri. When Patricia recently asked for an aeroplane tattoo, the discussions went to 'air tools'. Rich then ran home and came back with a box of tools that we had only dreamed of owning. With the start of term, we rolled out these immaculate, well used and well loved, tools ready for a new training session in the workshops. It is the donations such as this that help us to save funds and increase capacity, enabling greater efforts towards changing lives, one flight at a time...

If you are ever in Columbia, Missouri, pop by and say a big hello to the amazing team at http://www.blackthorntattoos.com/ - they have big hearts and have made a difference to the opportunities for the young rural women of Ghana! Tell them 'thank you from Ghana'...

(a special thank you goes to Susan H for discovering this location in the most original manner, that only goes to show that Missouri really is an amazing part of the USA!)

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