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Bright Star Vision's 
Ghana Village Project

The youth from Youth Creating Change of Ghana prepare gifts of notebooks and school supplies for the primary school students who have achieved perfect attendance

 A CCPJ Member's International Outreach Effort
Granny's "Adopt a Ghana Village" Success

Listen to Mighty Marla's Ghana song, click => here


Nobody makes a bigger mistake than (s)he who did nothing because (s)he could only do a little

Bright Star Vision is a grassroots support organization based in West Hartford, CT that focuses on helping the Village of Dalive in Ghana, West Africa. We are currently working on several projects relating to education, health, and water. Please visit some of our other pages to learn more about what we do and how you might be able to help us in our vision.

Bright Star Vision's 4th annual Ghana Village Benefit

Date: Saturday February 7, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: ArtSpace Gallery 555 Asylum Street Hartford
Featuring: Abdoulaye Sylla - MIRA & Mind Evolution

Suggested donation: $15.00 - Nobody turned away for lack of funds

Kid Friendly - Bring a drum - Raffle prizes

Directions to ArtSpace Gallery
555 Asylum Street
Easy access from I-84 downtown Hartford

Call 860-324-0461 if you get lost

From either I-84 East or West;     Take exit 48 - Asylum Street;    Go LEFT at the light

ArtSpace Gallery is the FIRST building you see

  • It is on the LEFT if coming from the WEST
  • It is on the RIGHT if coming from the EAST


  • You may park in the rear of the building for FREE if space is available
  • Please do not block anyone - Be courteous of the building residents
  • Additional parking across the street at Pro-Park (mention Ghana Benefit for discount)

How you can help Marla

A tax exempt funding mechanism has been established: to help make contributing to this project less painful (for those who itemize Federal Income Tax deductions). Sister Cities International of Hartford 550 Main Street Hartford Connecticut Please specify DALIVE KINDERGARTEN PROJECT on your check

Marla Ludwig (aka "Mighty Marla," "Backpacking Granny," or "Village Grandmother")

"Backpacking Granny" in front of the partially completed building

"Backpacking Granny" jplants a tree at the kindergarten

Partially Built Kindergarten in Background


To see the February 2006 Ghana Benefit flyer, click => here

To see the February 2008 Ghana Benefit flyer, click => here