Help for Cherubs Children's Home: Kumasi, Ghana
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Ended Oct 4, 2014
After spending about three weeks (the only amount of time available for me) volunteer teaching English and helping some at Cherubs Children's Home, I’ve been moved by the beautiful spirit of the Ghanaian people, the smiles I see from the ... More ...

After spending about three weeks (the only amount of time available for me) volunteer teaching English and helping some at Cherubs Children's Home, I’ve been moved by the beautiful spirit of the Ghanaian people, the smiles I see from the children, and the resourcefulness with which the Cherubs Children's Home founders manage to provide the daily necessities for 45 children.

Nicholas Osei Bonsu & his wife Felicia, who feel that the work of caring for children who would otherwise be abandoned to the streets and face certain destitution, show an enormous capacity for love. They have their own family (four grown children), but have opened up their hearts and livelihood to children who have no one else.

Learning that they receive no government support or help was quite astonishing to me! They provide 24-hour care to children ages 1 month to 22 years. That means food (3 meals a day), clothing, shelter (bed, linens, electricity, learning space, school fees, school uniform, etc.) are given with no guaranteed amount of money coming in. Nicholas is a pastor and Felicia is a homemaker, and their life's devotion is to the children at the home. Nicolas has said that they accomplish what they do day-to-day with God's help. But I can see that it is still a struggle and a worry.

Here's what it takes to run Cherubs Children's Home and what can be considered the Cherubs Children's Home Sponsorship Budget. Amounts have been converted to Canadian dollars.

  • Food for each child: $1 per day
  • Education per term: $100 per child (There are three terms per year.)
  • Clothing, health, detergents: $100 per child for the year
  • Electricity per month: $200
  • Salary for three mothers: $100 each per month
  • Other necessities + farm—Construction of new dormitory, which includes cement, iron works, blocks, sand, gravel, paint, and an iron gate. 

So it is a struggle to meet the daily needs, not to mention the long-term needs.

To help them continue their vital and life-saving work, here's how you can help:

  • Visit www.cherubsfoundation.org and see who and what the foundation is and who exactly benefits. You will see their overall mission, history, upcoming projects, and most importantly, the children.
  • Make a donation! As you can see from the budget above, every little bit helps!
  • Make a lasting/sustainable donation like sponsoring a child so his/her needs are met from month to month.
  • Make a material donation such as clothing, linens, books, toys, etc. These are much appreciated as well!

I've seen first-hand the extraordinary work they do with so little. And there's nothing like seeing a child live his/her best life and have dreams fulfilled. Please help them to continue.

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