Thank you very much for supporting this project, the "Impact Fund". Your help makes it possible to really assist children and young people at our partner organisations, especially when there are urgent or unexpected needs. Without your support, it would be much more difficult for CHW to respond quickly.
New Life runs a children's home and school in Ghana and it was the first organisation that CHW linked with. New Life does wonderful work to support disadvantaged children and young people at the home, school and in the wider community. Your recent contributions have been such a huge help for them.
Derrick, Jackie and James at New Life have shared updates on the situations of some of the children and young people they are helping.
Isaac grew up at New Life's home. He is studying Mechanical Engineering in Cape Coast and is going into his third and final year. One of CHW's corporate supporters sponsored his tuition fees and school materials. New Life asked if CHW could provide a stipend to cover Isaac's food. Your contributions have helped to make this possible.
Dora also grew up at New Life's home. She is taking a three-year vocational course to learn how to do sewing and to make decorations for wedding and engagement functions. Her course fees were sponsored by one of CHW's supporters. A recent change in Dora's living situation left her struggling to buy food. The Impact Fund has helped CHW to be able to provide a stipend for Dora's food as well. This extra support will allow her to continue to focus on her course.
Elizabeth, aged two, lives in a village near New Life's school, with her mother and her mother's family. Her parents are teenagers and her mother would like to return to high school. New Life wants to offer Elizabeth a place at its nursery, as well as help with some of her basic needs. This will allow Elizabeth to have a good start to her education and will also enable her mother to finish high school, which means they will both have a brighter future ahead of them. We received some contributions to support Elizabeth, and the Impact Fund has allowed us to be able to help with these costs for the next six months. We are very grateful to you for your support.
Finally, heavy rain caused damage and blew the electrical light device at the children's home, leaving the home without electricity. This was definitely an unexpected need that suddenly arose, and thanks to your support, CHW was able to quickly and effectively respond and send funds for a new device the next day, which is great for all the children living in the home.
Thank you for believing in this project and for your kindness and generosity. As you can see, your help is having a direct impact on the lives of children and young people and you are truly making a difference.
Dora learning to make a flower arrangement
Derrick, Jackie & Caroline & the Impact Fund sign
James and Ellen with the Impact Fund sign