FATHER'S HOME CARE MINISTRIES
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Father's Home Care Ministries operates in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region. This ministry is located at BU near Takoradi Polytechnic new campus in the Western Region of Ghana. They look after a large number of people, but with special focus on orphans, street children and vulnerable children, especially those who are enslaved in their own homes.
They currently have twenty-nine children living in the home and six children living with their relatives within the ministry, taking care of their education. Due to the increasing number of children being taken in, the ministry is expanding its facilities; they have acquired 6.84 acres of land where family unit apartments are being built to enable children to live with families to maintain the family system as Ghanaians. The ground floor has two apartments of five bedrooms being built currently. The building has reached the lintel level (above the door). Currently they are in urgent need of wood so the building can continue.
They also plan to start building a school unit which will cater for children from kindergarten to junior high school. They hope that this will enable them to provide quality education to their children as well as the children from the community in which they operate. Our contact in Ghana is the Assistant Director of Father's Home Care Ministries.
HOW WE HELPED
2010/11 AidFAN GHANA | RAISING THE ROOF
We were raising money to buy timber for buildings in Ghana. The wood was required to finish off apartments that had reached lintel level.
In April we were able to purchase £700 worth of timber.
• The word Ghana means "Warrior King"
• About half the population live on less than US$ 2 per day
• There are about 15 physicians and 93 nurses per 100,000 persons
• WHO lists malaria and measles as the leading causes of premature death in Ghana
• The black star in the flag is the symbol of African emancipation
• The currency is the Ghanaian Cedi (GHC)
• GDP (PPP) per capita is $1,571 (2009 estimate)