Ghana

We first became connected with Ghana in 2011 through our exploration of the e-waste industry for our book Living on a Dollar a Day. In Ghana, poverty limits children from accessing schools in many parts of the country, as they are needed to work to support their families or spend their time collecting water or searching for foods. In this country, we have made use of three of our funding programs to help.

Notre Dame Clinic

Source: Notre Dame Clinic

Source: Notre Dame Clinic

The Notre Dame Clinic in Ghana has a maternity ward that assists with some 200 births each year. The truth is that throughout the world some 400,000 women die each year in child birth, mostly in Africa. Without organizations like the Notre  Dame  Clinic, that number would be much higher. With our help, they can continue to save lives.

Source: Notre Dame Clinic

Orthopedic Training Centre

Source: Orthopedic Training Centre

Source: Orthopedic Training Centre

The Orthopedic Training Centre’s (OTC) mission is enabling the handicapped in Ghana, mainly children, to gain independent and productive lives. Started by the Divine Word Missionaries in 1961, its primary purpose is the rehabilitation of the physically challenged in Ghana and West Africa. The Centre consists of an orthopedic clinic, a children’s department, and a prosthetics and orthopedic training college. A mobile orthopedic unit also tours the country on a regular basis, providing support to those unable to visit the Centre. Over 6,000 people a year, mainly children, are helped at the Centre or receive the help they need from the mobile orthopedic unit. TFI learned of their good work and first supported their efforts to purchase a medical van. Our president visited the Centre in 2019 and found an orphan named Zak living there and decided to take him on as one of our sponsored students in our Medical Assistance Fund.

Source: Level-8

VARAS

Source: VARAS

Source: VARAS

Volunteers for Amelioration of Rural Areas (VARAS) wishes to find sustainable solutions for rural communities to survive and thrive by bridging the developmental gap between rural and urban areas through sustainable community projects and programs in education, healthcare, women empowerment, and rural enterprise. Our president met the director of VARAS at a conference in 2019 and was impressed by their work. TFI sent them funds to help children in these villages to return to school and continue their education despite the setbacks of due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Source: VARAS

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