Dormaa Children’s Home is a 50 capacity children’s home facility to provide shelter and to cater for the needs of orphans, disabled and needy children in the Dormaa area of Ghana. It was established in 2009 by Mr. Kwasi Twumasi, a native of Dormaa Ahenkro in Ghana, West Africa.
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The founding of the orphanage facility was necessitated by the death of Kwasi’s brother–in-law of HIV Aids disease, followed shortly by his sister who was diagnosed with the same disease. He then asked, what happens to kids who are left as orphans when their parents die under this circumstance? Also, what can be done to help disabled children in the Dormaa area who are sometimes left uneducated because of the stigma attached to disabilities?
He decided to do something about the situation for he said, ‘we do not have to be rich to do something to positively impact the life of a disadvantaged child. Again we do not have to know someone to do good to them; and though we may not be able to help thousands of children we certainly can help a few’.
The Orphanage has been registered as a non-profit Organization (Dormaa Children’s Home Inc) both in Ghana and the United States.
The Orphanage facility is currently in the construction phase and work on it progresses as and when money becomes available to the Organization. It is our expectation that the Orphanage facility will be operational soon; and that when operational will be able to provide shelter, free education and medical care to some disadvantaged kids in this community.
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Dormaa Children's Home
Giving Hope and a Future to Disadvantaged Children
We would like to sincerely thank all donors for their financial contribution. For those who have either volunteered or given moral support to our orphanage project we would like to say we appreciate it so much. With your help in the year 2013 we were able to roof the orphanage facility building. We fixed 28 door frames and 47 window frames. All 28 doors of the orphanage facility building rooms and main entrances were also provided and fixed.
Please see attached pictures of work done so far. Attached are also our annual reports, financial statement and IRS Tax returns.
The projects earmarked to be tackled in the year 2014 are:
1. Electrical wiring (Providing: conduits, pipes, switches, sockets, fans, change over switch, laying wires, etc) which is estimated to cost $3000.00.
2. Completing all plumbing tasks (Providing: Pipes, Wash Basins and Sinks, heaters, bath facilities, etc) which is estimated to cost $5300.00
3. Ceiling, Plastering and provision of window glasses which are estimated to cost at least $11,000.00.
Any assistance to help us complete these tasks listed above will be deeply appreciated. No amount is too small.