History

AFH is a child-focused grassroots organization that has worked to provide clean drinking water, sanitary living conditions and access to healthcare & education for children and their families.

 

Based on our strengths and past experiences we continue our work in Ghana focusing efforts on Ghanaian children with physical disabilities. Our aim is to provide multidisciplinary supports needed for these children to become fully contributing members of society. To work with the child, family and the community to create lasting change.

 

We are not an organization that simply collects money and sends it overseas. We are personally involved in our projects by working at a grassroots level to ensure we see the results first hand.

 

Achievements include: 

  • developing & implementing Clean Water Workshops in communities and schools

 

  • development & execution of deworming programs in orphanages

 

  • providing education on good sanitation practices in schools and orphanages

 

  • collaborating & working with other organizations:

       -helping remove 4 severe malnutrition children from an orphanage, transportation to                     Hospital, act as guardians and caregivers for 2 weeks of hospital care and placement in
        foster care after discharge

       -providing a water tank to a children’s home   

 

  • giving healthcare to children:

       -providing a special therapeutic food program to a baby in order for her to gain enough        
        weight and strength to undergo reconstructive surgery for a cleft palate

       -transportation of a young boy with a congenital heart condition to hospital for testing along
        with coordination of, and 50% payment for his surgery

 

  • follow-up visits and monitoring

 

  • collection & distribution of:

       -basic necessities
       -school supplies
       -special needs supplies for a school for the visually impaired
       -medical supplies to the burn unit at Korle Bu teaching hospital
       -books and games to the Kathy Knowles Library

       -soccer uniforms and equipment

 

  • engaging in educational & art projects with students

 

  • providing access to education:

       -paying school fees and boarding expenses

       -providing transportation and lunch fees for orphanage students writing exams

       -providing school supplies  

 

  • fundraising:

      - creating, organizing & executing fundraising events
      - recruiting & managing volunteers
      - developing & maintaining donor relations
      - developing & implementing a strategies for corporate support
      - writing & presenting funding proposals

 

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