Hope to Cope

e.p.a. partners share insights from their communities. Today: Samuel from Act for Change (Accra)


The partnership action “Hope to Cope” wants to remind us of the power of the network and the importance of local work in communities and it would like to share hope!

e.p.a. partners share insights from their communities with challenges and moments of joy and hope! Today with Samuel from Accra, Ghana starts the action – Thank you Samuel for your sharing!

Samuel Lamptey works with Act for Change in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana

How are you and your community?

I am doing quite well and like I say to my friends, I’d like to think I am good. It’s been a very challenging time for myself, finding myself, reflecting and counting my blessings and feeling special in the midst of a global crisis. At the community level, so little has changed and it reflects in how people still relate to each other. Following the COVID19 protocols has been a huge challenge for many and it’s important for community workers like myself to lead by an example. Continue washing my hands with soap under running water and sanitizing my hands regularly, wearing facemask all the time and physically distancing myself.

What have you discovered during the last months?

The last months have been real for me. I have discovered that as humans, we took so many little things for granted and it’s coming back to haunt us. Another discovery is, that technology is here to stay and that the human brains’ capabilities are immeasurable.

What gives you hope?

The human race and science! We have people who are risking their lives and working assiduously on a daily basis to discover and produce vaccines, take care of patients, lend a helping hand to the needy and keep people entertained. The young generation are leading protests and being innovative. All these give me an array of hope.


related to

Youth Exchange 2019 in Hoisdorf, Hamburg

Youth Exchange 2019 in Cape Coast, Accra

Youth Exchange 2018 in Noer, Hamburg, Berlin