Holy’s Home for Children
Supporting vulnerable children in rural Ghana
That every child has the right to a safe and supportive home.
Building big dreams and bright futures.
Holy’s Home for Children is driven by the belief that every child deserves the right to a safe and supportive home.
The charity is building its first financially self-sustainable home for children who have become orphaned in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The addition of facilities that sell safe drinking water, locally known as 'pure water' to villages and towns for miles around will fund the running of the home, making this a lasting, community-centered project.
Set in the beautiful Kwahu region, the area is steeped in agricultural history and infamous for its annual Easter celebrations, bordering Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world. Recent reports estimate that there are more than 10,000 children working on the lake, often risking their lives to dive down and undo fishing nets caught in the reeds.
Children who are orphaned in this area are particularly at risk of working rather than attending school, with a host of international NGOs tirelessly fighting for their freedom.
Holy's Home gives children in these difficult situations the chance to reach their full potential, away from danger in a safe and loving environment.
With its vibrant and welcoming culture, Ghana is often chosen as a popular volunteer destination but this should be translated in to lasting, sustainable impact rather than a reliance on overseas support.