Bawjiase, Ghana: Orphanage Facility
All of Mama Hope’s shelter projects aim to provide hope and love for abandoned or vulnerable children while instilling in them a sense of belonging and acceptance that will encourage responsible membership in the community.
In August 2010 Mama Hope partnered with the United Hearts Children Center (UHCC) in Ghana. The Founding Director, Pastor Elisha, recognized the need for youth services after seeing too many children in the village in desperate need of protection, education, and shelter. He was renting a house for 27 children living in two room s of wall to wall bunk beds. Under the guidance of several amazing individuals, Mama Hope recognized the unhealthy conditions and began supporting The United Hearts Children Center in September of 2010. Construction of the new orphanage is now complete and the facility has 14 rooms and a separate wing for boys and girls.
The UHCC kids moved into their new home in early December 2011 and have happily adjusted to their new surroundings! In early 2012, a fishpond was installed to provide more income and nutritional benefits. The home now provides a safe and nutritious haven for 64 children and will continue to serve the community for generations to come. In fact, the newest member, a baby boy, just arrived! Read more about this and the water update here.
However, the project is not complete; we are still fundraising to provide the plumbing and electricity. Please help us cross the finish line before the new year!
MANY THANKS: The funds to build the main structure and dig the borehole were raised by three Mama Hope Advocates and a gracious woman: Katherine Theus, Lauren Wright, Melinda Beyer and Barb Edema. This would never have been possible without their courageous and ambitious dream to build this center often defying all odds. We can’t thank enough for their continued commitment to Mama Hope.