Crop and Animal farming potential in ROHC

An important fact of the daily life in WEM Centre, is farming. Our aim is for beneficiaries to learn about farming as a skill and a trade in their development.

In the last few weeks, we finished harvesting our maize and putting them into bags, ready for consumption. We believe the children have learnt a lot in the processes involved in planting to harvesting. We also look forward to harvesting our mangoes in the coming months.

We are proud to announce the birth of 4 new grasscutters. Our farm worker, bro Tetteh is responsible for taking care of the grass cutters. Beneficiaries, on scheduled days are engaged in the grass cutter management as a way of igniting their interest and creating experiences in grass cutter rearing. The grass cutter project is a big chance for our beneficiaries to learn responsibility and care.

The grass cutters also support the personal development of the children, because a child learns to understand the behaviour of animals. In addition, this takes influence on the social behaviour of a child were s/he learns to respect the needs and rights of other people. All in all, the child learns to take care of something. This gets reinforced through the special value of grass cutters in Ghana. The child learns a part of our tradition, the typical Ghanaian food with grass cutters as a delicate.

Through the various crop and animal farming activities, our children learn more about the tasks of a farmer and get some practical experiences to supplement lessons in agriculture taught in school.  We are really proud that this part of our project grows every day.

Enrollment of 8 beneficiaries into Basic School

Another successful year has come to an end, were 8 beneficiaries have transited from the street life and its conditions to school life.

Last year, 2017 these children were on the streets not schooling. They have successfully passed through the 1-year Pre-School Classes at our FCP Centre and have exhibited a strong will, passion and dedication for a brighter future through education.

Traphina, Elizabeth, Doris, Peace, John, David and Frank have all been admitted to the St Peter Methodist School in Ashaiman. Kofi (8 years) has also been admitted to Mawuvio Outreach Programme in Ayikuma for his basic education. Based on their academic level, they have all been admitted into various classes at the primary level.

Our monitoring system ensures that at all times, our beneficiaries are making the best out of the opportunity presented to them in terms of their academic, social and moral development.

May the school be a place for them were they are happy and motivated to learn new skills were they can gain lots of experience for their future development.

Support from 2 German Dentists

Rays of Hope Centre (ROHC) received an amount of   € 2,000 from 2 dentists working for the Zahngold Clinic in Germany to help create a “haven” for beneficiaries’ away from the street life.READ MORE

20 + 1 anniversary of Rays of Hope Centre

The 20 + 1  anniversary of Rays of Hope Centre was held on the 12th of May 2018 at WEM Centre, Ayikuma. The programme was attended by important dignitaries such as the president of the National Philanthropy forum, Dr Ben Ocra, Chief of Ayikuma, Nene Asafo-Adjei Ahugaja III and the Chairman of Aktion-Lichtblicke e.V Ghana, Fr Bernd.