Between January, 1976 and September, 1977, a nonformal education team from the University of Massachusetts (U.S.A.), Center for International Education engaged in an exploration of cultural groups as potential community development resources. As part of its nonformal education project with the Peoples' Educational Association (P.E.A.) the UMass team also worked closely with the Institute of Adult Education (I.A.E.) at Legon. The P.E.A. has four active cultural group branches in the eastern region and these formed the core of the research. It is our belief that the findings of this study will be of great interest to development agencies and we have prepared this "memo" to communicate these results to development workers and planners.