Project #13269

Help Us Provide Shelter for Orphans in Dormaa Area

by Dormaa Children's Home Inc
Building Picture
Building Picture

                                                                      2015 Annual Report

Financial Condition:

In the year 2015, a total of $23,521.70 was realized by the organization being in the form of total donations and money brought forward from the year 2014. Out of this amount, a total of $19,190.19 was spent on the orphanage facility to complete multiple tasks including provision of window glasses, drinking well, plumbing, tiles for bath rooms, stairs, septic tank, steal door, electrical works, painting of the facility and labor cost. At the end of 2015, the organization has $4078.08 at the bank being money being carried into the year 2016.

Major Tasks to be undertaken in 2016:

In the year 2016, the following major tasks are earmarked to be done on the building:

-          Provision of furniture to furnish the facility. This include beds for the children, kitchen cabinets, counters, dining tables and chairs, furniture for nurses’ room and offices, etc. The estimated cost is $3,525.

-          Cooker, Fridge and Deep Freezer will be provided for the facility at a cost of $2472

-          A water pump will be provided for the well dug at the facility. Also an overhead tank will be supplied. These will enable water to be pump into the overhead tank so that water can flow by gravity to the facility. Estimated cost is $1940

-          Electricity will be extended from the national grid into the facility at an estimated cost of $2346

Commissioning of the facility:

The official commissioning of the facility is set for September 2016. To that end training of staffs and caretakers will begin in the second quarter of 2016. Much financial assistance is still needed to help us complete all the major tasks planned in order for us to commission the project at the targeted time. We appreciate all our donors and we thank them. We pledge to use all donated money for the sole purpose of the project.

Julie an American volunteering in Ghana
Julie an American volunteering in Ghana

Hi Everyone,

We would like to thank you for your continuous support for our orphanage project. As you know the building project is now complete. Find attached pictures of some volunteers who travelled from America to Africa in July of this year to help complete the orphanage building work. We are now in the project phase where we are planning to buy household stuffs into the building.

Beds for the children and general furniture has been estimated at $3525. Estimate for Kitchen equipment including: Fridge, Cooker, Deep freezer, Microwave Oven, etc. is $2472.

Our hope is that by March of 2016, we will be able to acquire the items listed in this report. Once that is done, it is our plan to start training of staffs who will run the facility. The facility will be fully commissioned by September 2016.

Our organization is small and so we would still appreciate your financial support to help us complete the tasks ahead. No amount of money is too small. What some may consider as small money in America is able to do so much in Africa.

Thank you.

Mark and Steve, Americans volunteering in Ghana
Mark and Steve, Americans volunteering in Ghana
The beautiful Orphanage buildling constructed
The beautiful Orphanage buildling constructed
Front and side view of the Orphanage building
Front and side view of the Orphanage building

Much progress has been made this year on the orphange project. Among tasks completed this year are the following:

1. The plumbing work has been done

2. Electrical work has been completed

3. A well has been dug for the facility

4. Window glasses have been fixed

5. Septic system has been constructed for waste water and drainage system

6 The entire building has been painted.

I led a team of 3 American volunteers to Africa to complete some of these tasks listed above. In the coming months, and depending on the availability of funds, we intend to buy furniture, beds, and kitched equipment for the building. We will also be training workers for the eventual opening of the facility which is earmarked for the second half of next year (2016). Please see attached pictures. Thank you

Backview of the building
Backview of the building
Volunteers from America who worked on the Building
Volunteers from America who worked on the Building
Lights and Fans installed in some rooms
Lights and Fans installed in some rooms
some of the bathrooms of the building
some of the bathrooms of the building

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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Organization Information

Dormaa Children's Home Inc

Location: Minneapolis, MN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Kwasi Twumasi
Minneapolis, MN United States