Individual Sponsorship in Accra
Our program in Ghana is currently home to 25 abandoned or orphaned children.
Our home first opened its doors in August of 2000. Since then they have expanded their services to include a full-service orphanage, a Community At Risk program, a complete K-12 academic program, and a transition program for the older children. Today the academy provides education for not only orphans in the home, but also many children from the local area.
As an orphanage, children are taken in who have lost both biological parents, and whose extended family members are incapable of supporting them. Unlike many other children’s homes in Ghana, our home is based on a community care model of helping children at risk. Each child lives in a separate family unit with foster parents and up to six other children. Contact with the greater community is experienced on a daily basis, and interaction with relatives is encouraged. Our home provides each child with three healthy meals a day, their own bed and clothes, access to medical care, and education at the academy.
The Community at Risk program was born two years ago in response to the desperate poverty of the neighborhoods surrounding the home. It provides a full scholarship to school, along with a school uniform, books, two nutritious meals a day, medical assistance, and family support to children whose families cannot afford to send them to the local Ghanaian schools.
Our home believes in seeing the children safely into adulthood by assisting them to make the transition from education into a vocation.