- December 1998: The chief
of Weija / Ghana donates an area to HIPS
- January to August 2009:
Erection of the Kindergarten for the first 30 children
- September 1999:
Inauguration of the building in the presents of a representative of the
Ministry of Education, the German Ambassador Mr. Nakonz and a
representative of the Swiss Embassy
- December 2001 to July
2002: Erection of the first school building with two classrooms, sponsored
by Ballast Nedam, Ghana
- September 2002: 32 new
Children were taken into Kindergarten
- August 2003: Inauguration
of the first building in the presence of the Ghanaian Ambassador to the
Netherlands Mrs. Dr. Grace Amponsah-Ababao
- Summer 2005: Expansion of
the school with Building No. 2 with two classrooms, financed again by
Ballsat Nedam, Ghana
- September 2007: 30 new
children were taken into Kindergarten. The total amount of children taken
care of by HIPS in Kindergarten and school reached now 100
- November 2007: Erection
of school building Nr. 3 with three classrooms and room for the teachers,
which was sponsored by a Swiss donator
- December 2007:
Construction of a new sanitary installation with the help of the German
- September 2008: Another
25 children entered the Kindergarten. The amount of HIPS Children has now
grown to 128
- November 2008: HIPS war
rewarded with the final certificate to educate children up to class 9 (
Junior High School )
- April 2009: Finishing the
4 th school building with 2 classrooms and a special laboratory for physic
– and chemistry education, again graciously sponsored by Ballast Nedam,
- September 2009: 38 new children entered the
Kindergarten. That leads to 162 children educated at HIPS in Weija
- November 2009: HIPS
celebrates its 10 th anniversary
- January 2010: Start of
the erection of a new building with a room for the Kindergarten and the
Assembly Hall also used as daily Dining Hall for the children at Weija.
Graciously sponsored again by the Swiss sponsor
- 2010 May : A new building
could be opened. An Assembly Hall which can be used for any kind of get
together and daily dining hall, and a new room for Kindergarten class 2,
expands our usable roofed space. Again a very helpful donation by our
undisclosed Swiss Sponsor
- 2010 August : A separate
building at the Weija premises, to be used as lodging for as much as 3
volunteers, has again been build by Ballast Nedam. Young people who want
to teach and learn in foreign countries can now be send to HIPS by
- 2010 September : All the
HIPS children of class 9 passed successfully the nationwide test for the
entrance into a Senior High Schools. All over Ghana only 48% were
- 2010 September : Our
gracious Swiss sponsor promised to donate up to 25.000 $ to allow these
children to continue their education on a Senior High School for the next
3 years, including the necessary Boarding House lodgings.
- 2010 September : 32 new
children were elected to come to HIPS Kindergarten. About 200 children are
now educated at HIPS in Weija.
- 2011 May : Rotary Club
Meschede/Warstein again sponsored our engagement in Weija with € 1000.-
- 2011 May : Tables and
chairs for the new Mensa/ Assembly Hall were sponsored by the German
- 2011 August : All the
children, who graduated from Junior High passed also this year
successfully the nationwide Senior High qualification tests.
- 2011 August : The
publishing house “ Untited “ from Hamburg / Germany announced to bare the
cost for these children to continue their education on Senior High Schools
including the boarding house fees for the coming year.
- 2011 December : For
Christmas Interplast and Compu Ghana donated 5 fully equipped computers
with mouse and flat screens to us.
- 2012 January : Mr. Arthur
Huberts, CEO of INTERPLAST Ghana was elected to be the new chairman of
HIPS. The Board was restructured and new active members joined us.
- 2012 April : Atlantic
International Holding Accra donated to HIPS 1000 GHc
- 2012 July : 15 new
computers for the IT education of our children were donated to HIPS by Mr.
Hartung and Mr. Gringhuis .
- 2012 Summer : The
industry from Kumasi sponsored tables and chairs for the classrooms of our
school in Weija.
- 2012 August : Again this
year all our children, who finished the Junior High Classes succeeded in
the nationwide tests for the entry of a Senior High School somewhere in
- 2012 September : 20 new
children were accepted for our kindergarten
- 2012 December : A group
of employees, by its social program “ Commitment “ , of the well - known
and noted publishing house Gruner und Jahr from Hamburg / Germany
collected and donated 18.887.- € to HIPS.
- 2013 January : The
publishing house „ Untitled “ continued to pay for the cost of the second
year of the SHS Students who started in 2011.
- 2013 February : A new
volunteer from Germany started its term at Weija.