Feast & Fundraise for Village of Life in Kete-Krachie, Ghana
Starts: Saturday, 24 January, 2015 11:00pm
Ends: Sunday, 25 January, 2015 02:00am
Corrine and I will be cooking up a delicious feast for friends, family and friends of family and friends next Saturday. All we ask is that you donate any amount you can at the door, drink, dance and dance some more.
I recently returned from Ghana and had the opportunity to teach, observe and really just hang out at the Village of Life in Kete-Krachie.
What is the Village of Life: The Village of Life was established in 2007 by retired school-master George Achibra in Kete-Krachie, Ghana. This shelter and school provides a safe sanctuary for rescued and orphaned children from the Lake Volta region who are survivors of child trafficking. The Village of Life is also a low-fee private school for all children living in the area.
Currently George and his team are caring for and educating 67 children who are survivors of child trafficking (15 girls from 6-15 years of age and 52 boys from 5-17 years of age). These children live and go to school at the Village of Life. They share domestic duties with two house mother's and two house father's. The children learn how to farm, cook, and care for themselves outside of school. They are also taught vocational skills so they can find employment when they leave the Village of Life. The families of the children are encouraged to visit. Family preservation is a top priority.
The Village of Life does not receive any government support. They survive minimally on donations and earnings from the private school. The private school is a low-fee school. The students pay 1.00 Ghana Cedi per day, but often their families fall behind and they are not penalized. There are approximately 400 students at the school.
Your money will go directly to the Village of Life. There is no middle man!
If you are not able to make it Corrine and I will still be taking donations. (just send us an inbox message)
If you have anymore questions please do not hesitate to ask.