Project

 

A big dream binds us LoszuGhana. We dream of an LoszuGhana Children`s Village, which we will create from scratch. In this village, small children and teenagers will be brought up and fostered in a secure and caring family-like home.

The way from dream to reality: we have acquired a 4-acre estate in the village Adwampong, Kumasi, Ghana, in close vicinity to the Lake Bosumtwi. The place is the most suited to the realization of our project: the inhabitants of the village have welcomed us heartily, and the orphans will be able to go to school in the village itself. We plan to acquire an additional piece of land for agricultural purposes. Yet, until that joyous day are a few more milestones to be reached.

Proposed Buildingplan (October 2011):

 BuildingPlan October2011

 

Motivation

 
 

Education is acknowledged to be the basis of all societies, essential to the global competitiveness of national economies. It denotes reduction of poverty and inequality. Education is also fundamental to improving the health of a society`s citizens. In addition, it allows for the implementation of new technologies as well as the construction of and wider access to information.

Along with schooling, the family lays the cornerstone of a civilized society and culture. Every human-being needs intimacy with another and a shelter, that is a home. The family helps the youth learn about and develop values and respect in a protected environment. Especially small children require a great deal of security in order to get a decent start into life and to form a strong backbone for their adult lives. Education and family: This is what we intend to offer orphans and socially disadvantaged children.

We strongly believe it is education and family that is pivotal to the success of our project.

Ghana enjoys a high level of education. In fact, students from all over Africa travel here to acquire a higher education degree. This is not only due to the efforts of the government in the area of education, though. In order to be able to belong to the privileged circle of university students, the youth need a considerable deal of luck and well-off parents. Without the availability of the latter or another sort of a financer, it will be very difficult to complete a higher education. For orphans and socially excluded children, the chances are slim that they  benefit from even basic education, let alone higher education. They have to earn their living just to be able to afford such basics as food, clothes and a shelter. This is a vicious circle almost impossible to break out of. The absence of an educational background, that is some capital to rely on, means that very few manage to get out of this spiral.

 

 

Board

 

 

The highest authority for the project LoszuGhanaChildren's Village is our Board. It consists of two Ghanaian members from the parent organization LoszuGhanaas well as two members from the Swiss subsidiary, LoszuGhanaAssociation (Switzerland) and one representative from Nkwadaa fie - ein Haus für Kinder in Ghana e.V. (main sponsor).

Mr. Peter Dwumah (Ghana)
Mr. Yaw Asare (Ghana)
Ms. Tamara Voser (Schweiz)
Ms. Martina Widmer (Schweiz)
Ms. Lena Shoemaker (Nkwadaa fie - ein Haus für Kinder in Ghana e.V.)

 

The Board makes strategic decisions together, and each member is equally accountable. Regarding the issues peculiar to the project, those in charge of the project in Ghana are responsible for passing the decisions and implementing them.

Douglas Yaw Nkrumah is Public Relation Officer of the LoszuGhana Children's Village.