Soldier recognised by Queen set to change lives in Africa

Sony Ghana

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 1:12pm 2nd October 2017.

Sony wants to build a library in Ghana next year but needs your help.

A Bulford soldier who moved here from Ghana wants to give his home country the opportunities he's had in Britain.

Lance Corporal Nyame Aye Assuon (Sony) (pictured here) runs charity 'The Assuon Foundation Trust' that aims to build an IT suite and library in Nsuaem in Ghana.

Sony joined the Army a decade ago barely able to read or write but through his own hard work and opportunities given to him by the British Army, he's now studying for a degree.

He lives here with his wife and three children which he says are one of the main reasons he can see the difference and wants to help those at home more.

"In the UK here they have everything in their possession. When you go into school, year ones and year twos have books, tables and access to computers.

"Back home, people are sitting down on the floor - they don't even have a chair to sit on. I can't even compare the level of education from over here to back in Ghana."

Sony has decided to raise £35,000 to build the IT suite in Nsuaem but can't do it by himself.

Sony Ghana

He's asking for donations of money and equipment such as computer technology to get it up and running by March 2018 when he intends to start building.

Sony Ghana

You can donate here: www.assuonfoundationtrust.org.uk

Due to his fantastic work, Sony was announced on the Queens birthday honours list and awarded the rare Deputy Commander's Commendation.

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