Accra Ghana Temple

Accra Ghana Temple
Accra Ghana Temple

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Liberian Orphanage - Giving Hope to the Hopeless

A few blogs ago I talked about "Dancing and Drums."  All the performers were from the Liberian Orphanage.  This week Gregg and I had the opportunity to visit the orphanage and deliver some art and reading supplies.  

The orphanage is located in the Buduburam Refugee Camp, about an hour outside of Accra.  

The Refugee Orphan Home at the Buduburam Refegee Camp in Ghana was established in 2008 by Andy Jones, of Salt Lake City, to meet the basic needs of about 50 young Liberian refugees. These resiliant children were identified as abandoned or orphaned children, in legitimate need of oustide assistance for provision of food, shelter, medical care, education, loving guardianship, and hope for a better tomorrow. Full time administrators and staff are chosen from among Liberian refugees at the camp.  Funding is provided entirely by private individual donors, with no government support. This orphanage does not do adoptions at this time.  

Today the orphanage meets the needs of 28 children and young adults.  The vision for the future is relocating the children and the orphanage home to Liberia. 

The force behind the orphanage is The Africa Heartwood Project.  They have a great website and hope to find a sponsor for each child at the orphanage.  Their motto is "Giving Hope to the Hopeless."