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Change Makers Paint Village of Hope

Nelson Mandela once said that,”I learned that courage was not the absence of fear. But the triumph over it“. This quote reaffirms the fact that there are many problems in our society today that needs urgent solutions to address them.

Image credit: Julius Tornyi/Six9Studios/Village of Hope Orphanage

Quite impressively, the world is now challenged by many young change makers across the globe who are defying all odds to transform their communities with their expertise while looking at the road-map, SDG’s 2030.

An example of such act is that of the team from Ghana Volunteer Program , Proswrites Foundation and SedeSel Publication teaming up to transform the edifies at the Village of Hope Orphanage at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region of Ghana.

Exactly a month ago ( 3oth December, 2017), Village of hope was privileged to have us visit their premises where 135 children greeted us with their smiles.

The managing director, Mr. Richard Sarkodie expressed much gratitude towards our coming and received the items ( rice, tomato paste, t-roll, drinks, cooking oil, detergents, bottled water, biscuits, used clothing, paints, richoco and painting works) presented to them as part of the core vision of the foundation to support and reach-out to children homes with special need.

As part of our visit, we engaged the children, motivated and inspired them to focus on their education, develop their interest in what they want to become in the future. The reading clinic had 3 groups seated which was co-ordinated by Selassie Mensah, one of the founding members of SedeSel Publication.

The most fulfilling part of the project was that of the painting of one of the female hostels ( Prestoncrest House). It was a day filled with laughter, team work, and bonding with the many amazing children in the orphanage.

To all our donors, supporters who contributed towards this project, we are much grateful for your benevolence.

 

Village of Hope Orphanage

It is the year 1989 and Jerry Reynolds, Emmanuel Asante and Christian Nsoah have purchased a 17-acre parcel of land at Ayawaso in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Image credit: Julius Tornyi/Six9Studios/Village of Hope Orphanage

Their dream is to establish an orphanage. Three months after the land is purchased, the idea of the Village of Hope is already at the center of a court battle between three families claiming ownership of the land. Is the dream already about to be shattered?

Fast-forward to 1996 and, through God’s amazing providence, eight children and their house parents, Roland and Gladys Bulley, have a home at Ayawaso.

However, by August 1998, the house accommodating the growing family is bursting at its seams and yet, a court injunction prevents further construction from happening.

Again, God provides an answer with 25 acres of land in Fetteh in the Central Region. Two years and nine months later, three new homes are ready to house orphaned and destitute children.

This is how the Village of Hope story began and, right from the beginning, God’s love was never far away from his children. With four houses (one at Ayawaso and three at Fetteh) filled with children, the focus of the second half of 2001 to the end of 2003 was on improving the quality of care that these children received.

For this reason, a school project and a clinic project were both vigorously pursued. On October 1, 2002, Hope Christian Academy was started with eight preschoolers and one teacher in a wooden structure on the Fetteh campus.

A year later, Andrea Browning Clinic was commissioned to provide healthcare to the children and to the public. Over the years, the clinic has grown and is now a hospital with a full-time doctor, nurses and other support staff.

Image credit: Julius Tornyi/Six9Studios/Village of Hope Orphanage


Learn more about Village of Hope Orphanage http://www.thevillageofhope.com/about-us
Story by: Prosper Torny (Team Lead and Founder of Proswrites Foundation )

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