The Raising Hope Foundation

Santrokofi Orphanage Project

We have partnered with a local Ghanaian charity to support them in their vision to build an orphanage home for 65 children in the village of Santrokofi. These children have no permanent home and are not receiving proper education or health care, we aim to give them a home, and a hope for the future.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 August 2009 to 12:00 PM, 1 August 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129045)

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    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

Santrokofi is a fairly traditional rural Ghanaian village, due to it's poverty it has a large number of orphaned children. These children have at times been cared for by their extended family, however, these families are struggling to even support their own children let alone these orphans. This results in the children being passed from home to home, or left with elderly relatives who simply can't cope. The majority therefore have to work and do not receive an education.

Solution

Working with the village chiefs we have decided that the best way to solve this problem is to build a home for these children and then to send them to the local school. A home will provide the children with shelter, security, stability, food and access to health care. Attending the local school will keep them integrated with their community.