Charity Medal Ghana
From Ghanaians for Ghanaians - Picture shows a small group of african children

When I had the idea for this project, I was seriously thinking about the design of the medal. I wanted something modern, progressive, standing for the vision behind my idea – the development of the country.

While working on it I saw an old 50 pesewas coin of 1979. Made of polished brass, it was looking and shining like gold. The middle of the coin showed some cocoa plants.

This coin attracted me so much, that I gave up the idea for a modern design. The cocoa bean stands for economic success in Ghana, which is the world's second largest producer of the commodity. The Gold stands as well for one of the major export products of the country. I added the red, the green and the black, the other Ghanaian colours.

The Design of the Charity Medal Ghana