Congratulations to Humphrey Barclay, Founder Chair of Friends of Tafo

Humphrey Barclay BEM

Humphrey Barclay BEM

On 29th November a number of supporters of Friends of Tafo gathered near the Tower of London for a lunch to celebrate the award of an Honour (a BEM) in the Birthday Honours 2013 to Humphrey Barclay, TV comedy producer and Founder Chair of Friends of Tafo.  The Honour was given for his services to development in education, health, employment and community infrastructure in Kwahu-Tafo, a small town in rural Ghana near Lake Volta and around 170km from Accra.  In 2001 Humphrey was appointed Development Chief in Kwahu-Tafo, the ancestral town of his late friend, the actor Gyearbuor Asante.

Chief Nana Ameyaw Gyensiama III, with the BFSS Director, Imogen Wilde

Chief Nana Ameyaw Gyensiama III, with the BFSS Director, Imogen Wilde

 

Those present at the celebrations included the Chief, Nana Ameyaw Gyensiama III, Tafohene and Twafohene of KwahuTraditional Area, who came in traditional dress.   The BFSS, which is pleased to have given a number of grants to Friends of Tafo, was represented by our Director.   Funding from BFSS over a number of years made possible the conversion of classrooms and the installation of computers in each of the town’s Junior High Schools and primary schools.