LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To the intoxicating beat of African drums, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour was welcomed to Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Dancers from the Nyame Soremaa Cultural Dancing Ensemble of the Kumasi Cultural Center performed the Adowa—the traditional dance of the Ashanti people.
Special guest speakers were the assemblyman for the area, the headmistress of a local junior high school and a retired educator who cut the ribbon at the entrance of the bright yellow pavilion to signal the official launch of the Tour.
The entire program was broadcast live on a local radio station, letting those listening know that the volunteers were there to provide courses, workshops and one-on-one help.
Despite Ghana's rich cultural heritage and traditions and the enormous wealth of its natural resources Ghana still suffers from poverty and illiteracy. And although Poverty Reduction in Ghana: Progress and Challenges, a World Bank study released in 2015, found the country has made considerable progress with its poverty rate falling from 53 percent in 1991 to 21 percent in 2012, that still represents more than 5 million people living well below the poverty line.
In developing the Volunteer Minister program in the mid 1970s, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard provided technology that enable the individual to improve virtually any situation in life. Success stories from recent students show the broad range of personal gain they experienced.
One student, completing the Components of Understanding Course, wrote that the course "has really broadened my world views and my perception of other people and the world at large," wrote a recent graduate on completing the course. He stated the course "has reduced my level of prejudice and misconception of people."
Another graduate of the same course wrote, "it helped me a lot in solving my own problems and how to relate with others." He found he can "use the knowledge gained to help or educate others who have or might have problems with their relationships with others or help them to understand themselves."
On the Targets and Goals Course, one student learned a systematic approach to achieving his goals and the skill to help others achieve theirs, and a businessman gained the confidence to take charge of his company and establish policy, and he described what he learned is what everyone needs to know "to be able to achieve success in life."
The Volunteer Ministers program was expressly intended for use by Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike. Anyone of any culture or creed may train as a Volunteer Minister and use these tools to help their families and communities. And all are welcome to do so.
Equipped with effective technology to resolve virtually any difficulty, Volunteer Ministers live by the motto: "No matter the problem, something can be done about it." For more information on the Volunteer Ministers program or to enroll on Volunteer Ministers courses provided free of charge online, visit the Volunteer Ministers website.
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