There are about 147 million orphans all over the world. At least 44 000 people become orphans every single day. With orphans dying from starvation in their numbers, food for all orphan projects has attempted to curb the onslaught and provide a better life for them.
Kids with volunteers preparing kenkey
While it may be difficult to prevent children from becoming orphans, there is much to be done to prevent the raging waves of hunger that flood them every day.
The aim is to provide at least one square meal every day to orphans worldwide. Projects supply the funds needed to purchase food. Exotic foods or locally produced food may import this purchase.
Jeff Bridges said, “Poverty is a complex issue, but feeding a child isn’t.” This statement is every bit true.
Food for all orphan projects is located in Kpando,Ghana.This is because these areas bear most of the burden. We want to give life and hope for a better tomorrow to the underprivileged.
Several programs out there seek to make an impact equally but are limited by funds. We could collaborate with these care providers if they remain financially accountable, they would also provide regular updates on the progress of the project.
Anyone who wants to make a difference but is restricted can reach out to us. We need each other’s help in this battle. It costs less than 40 cents to feed an orphan.
Making An Impact
Adequate nutrition reduces the morbidity and mortality associated with a poor nutritional status. Orphan projects help to prevent and combat diseases and improve the immune system. This reduces the risk of developing depression and increase productivity. Physically, it prevents stunting, wasting, and productivity losses associated with them.
These orphans have the potential to become great and significant people later on in life. Hence, food for all orphan projects would not overlook them.
Donate today and touch lives. While some malevolent people may seek to take advantage of this program, we are committed to helping you find those who truly need it. Also, we are accountable for how the donation is used.
There are equity and equality in the distribution of these resources. Finally, we provide constant feedback on the present condition of the orphans by performing nutritional assessments. Make a wise decision to invest in their lives.
My name is Emma, I am a 20 year-old Youth Work student and I come from Adelaide, South Australia. As part of my fierce passion for humanitarianism, I volunteered at Ryvanz-Mia Childcare (Orphanage) for 23 days in December 2017.
I always wanted to experience what life is like for those who aren’t as privileged as the average western white person living in a developed country. Thus, I traveled to the Volta Region, Kpando, Ghana in West Africa, to spend 3 weeks with an orphanage family.
As part of my volunteer program fee, the orphanage provided me with three tasty meals a day and accommodation at the orphanage itself. Something I really appreciate about staying at Ryvanz-Mia Childcare (Orphanage), is it gave me the feeling of experiencing an authentic Ghanaian lifestyle. I didn’t stay in one of Ghana’s fancy hotels with air-conditioning and room service; I didn’t stay with a wealthy Ghanaian host family. Instead, I slept in a basic room with a basic bed, a mosquito net, and a fan. It was sufficient, I was an equal, and it was honestly all I needed.
I had the opportunity to not only volunteer at the orphanage but to also get involved in the Kpando community. I did this by volunteering at the school – walking distance from the orphanage, and St. Patrick’s Hospital – a short taxi ride. At the school, I was able to participate in classroom learning and got to know the teachers. At the hospital, I provided moral support to patients, observed nurses and doctors assisting patients, and was able to socialize and learn about the many health problems Ghanaian people face.
During my travels, I also went out adventuring the many beauties of Ghana. I began by visiting the local markets, experiencing Kpando’s culture.
I was also privileged with attending a church wedding where I met many people from all over Ghana whom I then built friendships with and I still talk to. I also experienced Kpando’s version of “going to town” where the bride and her friends taught me how to dance like a black woman. That was an interesting experience.
The people in Ghana are incredibly friendly. Most want you to feel safe and they are eager to know who you are and where you’re from. 71.2% of Ghana’s population are members of various religious denominations and, in Volta Region, many of them are superstitious. Thus, as a volunteer I felt very safe because many locals believe that God will punish them if they steal from you. There is no doubt that volunteers will find Ghana to be a learning experience. Not only will you learn about the country and its way of living economically, socially, and politically, but you will also learn a lot about yourself. I certainly did.
Why volunteer at this orphanage?
As a volunteer, I highly recommend Ryvanz-Mia Childcare (Orphanage). It is a welcoming, safe environment that provides you with an authentic Ghana experience and an array of rewarding, yet challenging, but worthwhile emotions. It is a significantly cheaper way of volunteering in a developing world compared to many popular volunteer programs and it truly gives you a life learning experience that will change and challenge your way of thinking.
You will develop many connections and friendships with locals whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape of green mountains and many trees. It’s almost like staying in a community surrounded by a jungle. You will be loved and appreciated by the orphanage’s staff and children and you and the children will never forget each other. They will care for you and you will care for them and, most importantly, you will be safe.
It has been ten years since I got on a plane with two of my best friends and flew really far away to achieve one of my life long goals: volunteering in Africa. Spending that summer of 2010 in Ghana changed me in ways I didn’t even realize I needed to or could change.
Often I felt like we were on a “save the children” commercial. It was devastating and completely heartbreaking to realize we knew so very little about the world. We are so privileged. We lived in an orphanage and taught school while there and those kids became our own. Had we had room, we would have flown every single one of them back with us. I hated that I couldn’t do more. It drove me insane that I had nearly nothing to give them, but knowing it was a good thing we were there… At least that is what we told tell ourselves. Just giving those children love and attention and human contact meant so much to them, and it changed the person I am. Their smiles were contagious and their eagerness to learn was refreshing. They didn’t see their lives as miserable or hard. They saw the opportunity and life in everything. It was truly beautiful. I wish I could have given them the world, instead, they changed mine. They also never sweat..which we were very jealous of. 😓☺️
Overall, I have never met happier people. They have less than some of the poorest of America, and you would never guess that by the happiness and gratitude that they showed every day for the smallest of gifts or favors.
Rereading letters home and blog posts have reminded me just how much the experience altered me as a person. It was an emotional roller coaster that never came down. I have literally never cried so much in such a span of time! In all reality, it made me a more grateful person. Grateful to know that we ALL have a Father in Heaven that is completely aware of all of us. My kids in Ghana and everywhere else in the world. He knows them and loves them so much. They know it too, which is the amazing part.
“This place is amazing, and terrifying. Heart wrenching, and heart warming to the point of tears, and tender. Sometimes it is so hard to be here. And yet, it still encompasses perfect.”
We will like to personally invite you tо volunteer with us in our orphanages in Kpando Volta Region Ghаnа. Your presences can make a diffеrеnсе in thе сhildrеn’ѕ lifе. Thiѕ project aims tо рrоvidе аn орроrtunitу fоr nееdу сhildrеn аnd оrрhаnѕ tо live аnd lеаrn undеr оnе rооf until thеу аrе adopted оr intеgrаtеd in the community оr placed with fаmilу mеmbеrѕ whо can tаkе bеttеr саrе of them. Duе tо еxtrеmе poverty, neglect and аbuѕе, mаnу сhildrеn in Ghаnа are fоrсеd to leave their hоmеѕ tо livе оn the ѕtrееtѕ оr forced intо сhild labour аnd trafficking аnd mоѕtlу livе undеr bad соnditiоnѕ.
Our Orрhаnаgе саrе рrоjесt initiаtivе has trеmеndоuѕlу imрrоvеd thе livеѕ оf сhildrеn in Ghana. Our аim iѕ to givе thеѕе оrрhаnаgеѕ extra support ѕо thеу саn provide the children with gооd ԛuаlitу food, clothing and school supplies. Through thе commitment аnd dеdiсаtiоn оf оur volunteers, wе hаvе contributed immensely tо thе bаѕiс education of thеѕе сhildrеn whо sometimes lack the ԛuаlitу fоundаtiоn. Tо ѕign uр fоr thiѕ ѕummеr vоluntееring viѕit оur wеbѕitе fоr mоrе infо.
Monthly dоnаtiоnѕ will bе uѕеd fоr the сhildrеn as a whоlе, often gоing tоwаrdѕ things likе blаnkеtѕ, сlоthеѕ, fооd аnd ѕоmеtimеѕ еvеn ѕресiаl рrоgrаmѕ likе аdditiоnаl ѕсhооling (tuitiоn fees) or Christmas рrеѕеntѕ. If уоu wоuld like mоrе infоrmаtiоn аbоut thiѕ, оr аnу оthеr mоnthlу payment орtiоnѕ, оr if you would like уоur dоnаtiоnѕ tо gо tоwаrdѕ ѕоmеthing ѕресifiс, рlеаѕе feel frее tо соntасt uѕ. Mаnу wonderful реорlе have аlrеаdу signed uр tо hеlр us, and wе nоw hаvе a website tо ѕееk mоrе volunteers and donations.
With all the projects that we are running, it goes without saying that we will need volunteers. If you want to be a part of our worthy cause, we are welcome to donate in cash and services.
For those who will like to donate their services and accompany our team, we will be providing adequate accommodation while you stay in Ghana. We have put in measures to secure good places to stay while we work on helping the needy.
We also know that Ghana is an extremely beautiful and alluring country with a wide array of tourist attractions and places to visit. In your leisure time, we will be visiting some of these places and seeing the country’s beauty and natural allure firsthand. During the weekends, you will be treated to the best entertainment and exploration that Ghana has to offer.
You can take pictures and get souvenirs that will last as wonderful mementos of your time spent in Ghana. Trust that we have quite a lot planned for you. You will be having an experience of a lifetime.
My time in Ghana was truly life-changing. I spent my time at the Ryvanz-Mia Childcare (Orphanage) in Kpando and taught HIV education at the schools in the surrounding area. My job was to teach others, but I learned far more from this experience than I could ever have offered. I am amazed by the amount of kindness and the accommodating manner which was shown to me. Even though the children at Ryvanz-Mia Childcare have so little, they are the happiest and loving children I have ever met. The love and the kindness that these children showed to me was so emotionally inspiring, that at times I had to turn my head to wait until the tears in my eyes would pass.
Mama Esi, who runs the orphanage, was a delight. Her hospitable manner made living in a foreign country easy to adjust to. As I watched Mama talk with the children, I could see in her eyes how much she truly loves and cares for each and every one of them.
Kpando village was the most peaceful and friendly place I have ever visited. As I walked to school each morning, I was greeted with smiles and friendly faces. I truly felt welcomed.
After visiting Ghana, the problems and challenges I faced at home in the United States seem completely unimportant. My time in Kpando has forced me to ponder what is truly important in life. The people in Kpando have so little in most people’s eyes, but as the whiteness of their undeniable happiness, I know that they have more than what most people…