Help Us Provide Shelter for Orphans in Dormaa Area

 
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For all who have contributed to help our orphanage project in Ghana (Africa), we would like to thank you. Your help has really enabled us to make so much progress on the project.

This project was started by me some few years ago. Our aim is to build a 50-capacity orphanage facility to take care of disadvantaged children in the Dormaa area of Ghana where I come from. With your help, over the past few years we have put up the building, roofed it and completed initial electrical and plumbing works. We have fixed doors and plastered the whole building.

There are still some tasks to do to complete this project. The outstanding work includes: final electrical installations, completing plumbing fixtures, providing louvered glass windows, putting in a septic system, and digging a well to provide water to the facility.

In July of this year a small group of volunteers and I, majority of whom are Cummins engineers are travelling to Ghana to complete the final electrical installations and paint the whole building.

I would appreciate if you can help the project with any financial contribution to help undertake some of the tasks listed above. With your help we can give hope to some disadvantaged children in Africa. Mother Theresa said, “If you cannot feed a thousand then just feed one”. Together we can make a difference. Nothing is too small. A small dollar amount in the US can do so much in Africa

Much progress has been made in 2014 on the Orphanage facility being constructed. In the early part of 2014, the initial electrical work on the facility was done. This comprised of provision of electrical conduits and running wires through them to all places where lights, switches, cookers and other gadgets will be installed. Next, initial plumbing works on the facility were also undertaken. Plumbing pipes have been laid to all places where sinks, washers, showers and lavatory items will be installed. The building was sealed with plywood during the middle portion of the year to close up the roof to all the rooms.

The next major task undertaken which took a lot of time and resources in 2014 was the plastering of the facility. The whole building has been plastered with sand and cement. All rooms including kitchen, stores, dormitory, cafeteria, offices, veranda, etc. have been completed. Gutters have also been provided around the building to safeguard the building against rain erosion. Iron gates are currently being installed to the main gate of the facility to provide security to the building.

In the year 2015, the following major tasks will be done on the building: Final electrical fittings will be provided and installed. This will include: Lighting, sockets, switches, heaters, fans, etc. Final pluming devices will also be installed. This will include: showers, WC items, pipe faucets, water heaters, washing basins, sinks, etc. Septic tank will be provided. A Well will also be drilled and provided for the facility to ensure availability of constant water supply. Window glasses will be provided for all windows in the facility. The whole building will also be painted. 

Much financial help is still needed. Also volunteers who may be willing to take a trip to Ghana (Africa) in July 2015 to undertake some of these tasks will be welcome. Please contact us if you can help in any way. Thanks for all your help in 2014. Please see attached pictures showing works or tasks completed so far in 2014.

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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

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.

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.

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Kwasi Twumasi

Minneapolis, MN United States

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