History 1992-2000 Gilbert begins working with Ghanaian Christian NGO (Non Government Organisation) called Praise Valley Foundation based in Accra, Ghana and their related church called Praise Valley Temple.  He helped to raise funds in the UK for the development of the following projects:- • Azusa Project (for rehabilitation of street children) • Saints Library • Valley Spring Computer Centre With funds raised, land is purchased in the village of Fotobi (1½ hours outside Accra) for the Azusa Settlement Centre.  This long-term vision is for the development of a complex that includes a place of refuge for up to 100 street children with training workshops, a schoolhouse, bible training centre and more. April 2000 Kingsley Newman is invited to Ghana with Gilbert.  They take donated PCs which Kingsley networks in the Computer Centre June 2000 Gilbert and the Newmans begin regular meetings to talk about Praise Valley Foundation (Ghana) and raise funds August 2001 Donation of £10,000 in the UK.  Land set aside for Praise Valley Temple’s own place of worship in Zongo Junction (Accra) is dedicated to the Lord and marked out.  This is to be the night shelter for street children. September 2001 Application to the UK Charities Commission to register Praise Valley Foundation - UK as a charity in the UK to help raise funds for various projects in Ghana. April 2002 The Newmans visit Ghana taking a £10,000 donation from a supporter in the UK.  The foundations of Praise Valley Temple are now under-way. June 2002 PVF UK now registered as a charity no 1092686 September 2002 First meeting at Zongo Junction to mark 10th anniversary of PVT.  No roof on building as yet December 2002 The roof of the Zongo Junction building was completed. February 2003 20' Container was shipped to Ghana containing donated goods including:- 168 second hand chairs, desks and tables, 17 used pentium PC's, colour monitors, printers, keyboards, clothing and Christian teaching materials. March 2003 Received a donation of £5000 for Zongo Junction building which has now been named as "Destiny Transformation Centre" April 2003 Internal and external plastering work of Destiny Transformation Centre.  Fitting of window panes and construction of perimeter wall to separate church building from storm drains. September 2003 2 pallets of donated goods were shipped to Ghana including 1500 brand new children's tee shirts, 4 boxes of clothes, 10 bags of teenage to young adult clothes and used office equipment. October 2003 Unveiling of a plaque at Destiny Transformation Centre to commemorate the completion of the building by UK supporter Trevor Crowter from Milton Keynes. January 2004 Graduation from senior secondary school of Azusa project's first ever beneficiary.  A second beneficiary graduates from a 3 year apprenticeship in refrigeration and air conditioning repairs. February 2004 Launch of Mud Church Appeal.  This involved building simple centrally located village churches in the Upper East and Northern regions of Ghana. Gilbert begins to be involved in rural evangelism in the North and we sponsor training events for Church workers December 2005 PVF-UK contributed to the Sarah Foundation Pakistan Earthquake Appeal.  The Sarah Foundation is a Christian organisation working in Pakistan May 2006 Two PVF-UK supporters accompanied our Chairman and Treasurer on a trip to Ghana. We donated £250 of medicines to a rural clinic in the North of Ghana. We donated new Sunday school ministry materials for WGMM. We purchased and distributed local-language bibles to believers in village congregations. Donated 11 used mobile phones to help Christian workers to communicate and co- ordinate their ministry endeavours. September 2006 We made a donation of £500 towards the Spurgeons Bible College fees of Stephen Joseph Sampala. Stephen is an evangelist with a ministry in Uganda and Kenya. April  2007 One of our UK supporters who travelled to Ghana last year returned again this year with our Chairman to help evaluate the ministry and also help with evangelism outreach July  2007 A UK Supporter accepted the call to join Africa Mercy Ships as a missionary.  Her trip to Ghana with us in 2006 helped to re-kindle a desire to serve the Lord as a missionary October  2007 PVF-UK received donations enabling us to send £100 for flood victims in Ghana's North April 2008 We shipped donated medical equipment for rural clinics, clothing for needy families and computers for a rural internet café which also serves as a community outreach centre in Bolgatanga, northern Ghana. June 2008 Through the ministry of Share Foundation, we were able to provide 15 scholarship packages for needy children in Tema, Ghana.  A scholarship package includes school uniform, footwear, stationery, school bags and other equipment. We completed an appeal for multimedia equipment for use in regular gospel outreach missions.  This equipment includes a LCD projector and screen, drum kit, trumpet, guitar, microphones, amplifiers, speakers, mixer desk, petrol generator and outdoor floodlights October 2008 In partnership with Share Foundation we collated donations of new and used children's fiction, non-fiction, reference and poetry books for their new community children's library. November 2008 We sent money to Ghana to complete our 7th and final mud house church in Ghana's rural north. September 2009 September 2009 marked the official launch of the Share Foundation Community Children’s Library.  Our Chairman, Gilbert Amartey was there along with a UK supporter and representatives from all our Ghana partners. It was a very exciting day.  PVF UK helped to raise half the costs for converting a donated 40 ft shipping container into a library complete with a roof and sun canopy, window bars, power, air-conditioning, bookcases and a secure door.  Through the help of many sponsors we donated more than 2,000 used and new books, a DVD player, TV and 2 PCs.  We are grateful to everyone who donated books.  Special thanks is due to Wetwang Primary School in Yorkshire for the generous donation of several complete reading schemes that they no longer use and many fiction and non-fiction books. This one-of-a-kind library is already proving to be a huge benefit to the children in Tema (Ghana’s busy fishing and shipping community).  50 children use the library every Saturday and between 20 and 30 use it on weeknights. The library provides reading assessment and help and it is also supporting students who are due to take exams in April.  The library is in situated in the grounds of a school but open for the use of any children who want to use it. Our Achievements Please click here  for archived newsletters