Help Us Provide Shelter for Orphans in Dormaa Area

 
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Sep 29, 2014

2014 Third Quarter Report

We continue to make progress on the construction of the Orphanage facility. Over the last few months, plastering works have been going on the building. The exterior and interior parts of the building have been plastered.

There is still much work to be done on the casting of the floors in the rooms and veranders. Steps and ramps need to be constructed to provide access to disabled children. Steel door also needs to be provided to fix to the main entrance of the building to provide security to the facility. These are some of the tasks we are hoping to complete before the end of the year 2014.

The tasks ahead are huge and so we really need your financial support to get these tasks done. We would appreciate any financial help. Nothing is too small.

Thanks for your financial support and continous interest in our project. Together we can make this world a little comfortable for some of the disadvataged children in Africa. God bless you

Jun 30, 2014

2014 Second Quarter Report

Second Quarter Report

-         We are making great progress in the year 2014. At the beginning of the year we embarked on the first phase of electrical wiring of the orphanage facility building. Conduits and wires were laid throughout the building to all places where electrical gadgets will be installed.

 -         Following the completion of the electrical wiring, the first phase of plumbing works was initiated. PVC pipes were laid to the kitchen, bathrooms, and all places where final plumbing gadgets will be installed.

 -         Ceiling works began immediately after the plumbing tasks were completed. The entire building (both inside & outside) have been sealed with plywood. This helps to avoid insects like mosquitoes coming into the building. It also protects the roof from being blown away by strong winds.

 -         The next major task that has just begun is the plastering of the entire building with mixture of sand and cement. Also the entire floor will be cast. This work is in progress now and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2014.

 -         When plastering is done by the end of August of this year, the next major tasks that are planned to be completed before the end of the year are:

  • Installation of all electrical gadgets which will include: Lighting fittings, switches, sockets, fans, changeover switch, etc. This will be the second phase and the completion of all electrical related tasks.
  • Installation of plumbing devices like: heaters, washing sinks and basins, bathroom accessories, etc. This will be the second phase and the completion of all plumbing tasks.
  • Installation of glass windows.

We thank you for your continual support. We could not have made this much progress without your help. We pledge to use all donations to our organization exclusively for the work. None of the leaders in the organization is paid. Our work is purely voluntary, just to help take care of poor African orphans.

Any financial support is welcome. Nothing is too small. Thank you.

Mar 31, 2014

Please Help our April 2014 financial campaign

Please spare a few minutes of your time and READ below to know how you can bring happiness to the lives of children without hope.  

I lost my brother-in-law to HIV Aids. My family knew he was sick but were unaware that he had HIV Aids. The fear of being ostracized by society for having HIV was a far greater concern for him than his health. Shortly after his death, my sister was diagnosed with the same disease. I then asked myself, what happens to children who are left as orphans when their parents die under these and other circumstances? What about disabled, deformed and needy children who are often left uneducated because there is no facility to take care of them? I then decided I needed to do something about this situation.

I believe that one does not need to be rich to do something to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged children. Again, we do not have to know people to lend a hand of support to them; and though we may not be able to help hundreds of children but we certainly can help a few.

Over the past few years, a land has been purchased and construction has begun for a 50 capacity building for orphans of my hometown of Dormaa Ahenkro in Ghana, Africa. The building structure was roofed in 2013. Window frames and doors have been provided and fixed. First phase of electrical wiring is complete and the initial plumbing works are in progress.

To ensure that people who believe in this cause can contribute to help, and also demand accountability of how resources given are used, an organization has been formed and incorporated-‘Dormaa Children’s Home Inc’. It has been registered with the IRS as 501(C) non-profit organization with full tax- exemption status. The organization has reputable board of directors (who are not paid). You may check our website to see information of board of directors.

The organization’s task for 2014 is to plaster and cast the floor of the whole building, and we cannot do it alone without your help. The estimated amount of money needed to complete this work is $ 11,000

To help us complete this task, you can click on the donation button and indicate any amount you would like to donate to help our cause. All donations in USA are tax deductible. No donation amount is too small: $10, $20, $50, $100, $200, etc will go a long way to help.

Jan 2, 2014

Thanks for all your help in 2013

Picture of part of the building with doors fixed
Picture of part of the building with doors fixed

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.

Picture of part of the building with doors fixed
Picture of part of the building with doors fixed
Picture of part of the building with doors fixed
Picture of part of the building with doors fixed
Picture of the Main Building
Picture of the Main Building

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Oct 7, 2013

2013 Third Quarter Report

Hi Everyone,

In June/July of this year 2013, the Orphanage building facility was roofed. Window and door frames were also fixed. Since that time, preparations have been made to fix doors to all the rooms to enable us prepare to do electrical wiring and plumbing work next year. Preparation is now complete and in this month (October 2013) all doors will be fixed.

We are excited about the progress of work done so far this year. Thank you all for all your help and financial support. We could not have achieved this much without your help.

Kwasi Twumasi

Founder/ President

Dormaa Children's Home

Email: dormaachildrenshome@hotmail.com

Phone: 763-639-9982

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Kwasi Twumasi

Minneapolis, MN United States

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