Against the backdrop of lake volta...
Just before the start of his graduate scheme James Deacon volunteered in a small fishing village set against Lake Volta, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Whilst teaching a young boy named Holy, he noticed an impressively high level of dedication and determination to his studies, with dreams for an improved future.
Holy's mother passed away during this time and James made a promise to Holy’s father to fund his schooling until he finished university. Upon returning to London, James learned that his father had also passed away with little explanation. Sadly this is not uncommon due to limited health services in remote areas.
A fellow teacher, Eric Acheampong searched across three regions of Ghana for 6 days trying to find Holy, who had been sent to various members of extended family.
One year later after seeing Holy happy, settled and excelling in his studies back in his native region of Kwahu, James decided to expand this newly found passion to help more children who find themselves in this difficult situation.
Three plots of land were then purchased with the approval of the local Chief and a range of witnesses from the area. James came together with the other trustees to merely dream about what a project could look like and how best to bring about positive change for these children. With the help of many passionate friends in London and in Ghana, Holy's Home for Children was officially registered in April 2016.
Holy started his first year of Senior High School in November 2018 with the ambition of becoming an airline pilot.