April Update

New Kid at Project.
We had the opportunity to welcome Rita and her 2months old baby Akosua, to our project in mid-February. Rita and her baby were relocated to our children’s village community due to congested living conditions at the previous orphanage project where she was living with her newly born baby.

The mother and child are presently living with us in one of our family houses and are happy to have more space and better hygienic living conditions. Rita will be participating in our next session of the SMW-Project next month in May to acquire skills in hair braiding and professional manicure.

Support for Non-Resident Kids
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the world’s top problem. There is no incident of COVID-19 infection at our children’s village until now. However, its consequences are noticeable at our children’s village project. Despite the many challenges, LoszuGhana continues to extend support to 7 non-resident needy children who live with other family members or guardians outside our village community. All 7 non-resident children continue to get educational, material, health insurance, and food support from LoszuGhana. Our non-resident children are currently living with a known member of their extended families or caregiver who has accepted to live with children and provide care and protection.

Kids in JHS
Time flies, they say, George Snr. and Jnr could barely hold pencils to draw or write their names not so long ago, but today the twins have made the next steps in their education and graduated from Primary school to Junior High School (JHS) at Adunku public school (close to the children village project). The two require about 10mins with their bikes to school and have made new friends and classmates in their new school. George Senior’s favorite subject at school is Maths and Junior loves English and spelling words. The two also enjoy the ride to school every morning and never want to miss school.

The rainy days are here again, and it’s time to grow food crops and vegetables to supplement food consumption at our children’s village.

Alongside growing food crops, we are currently preparing our fish ponds to restock them with fishes once the ponds are filled with rainwater again. Since our fish ponds are dependent on rains, we keep and harvest fishes once a year for food consumption at the project.

However, severe rains affect our surroundings, the children’s village continues to battle erosion problems on our compound. Measure taken so far to handle the situation includes grass and tree planting. These measures have proven to be very effective in the last years, and we continue to plant more trees and grasses specifically to reduce the erosion situation at the project.

School Opens again

Our school has made it through the first academic term since reopen in January. After a 10months break in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, restoring the school to normal with regular activities and attendance has not been easy.

Whilst many of the kids are excited to be back after the long break others were still reluctant or trying to get used to the setting of going to school from Monday to Friday. Presently, the school is undergoing infrastructure maintenance including repairing broken desks and tables, replacement of windows and door frames deteriorated by termites, and repair of classroom floor to make the environment conducive for teaching and learning.
Additional measures taken against COVID-19 as also set by the government and the Ghana education service include the installation of handwashing posts with Veronica buckets and hand sanitizers. Kids in the upper classes are also required to wear face-mask during lessons.

Distribution of donations

Finally its goes on!
As reported in advance, the containers arrived and were unloaded at the Children’s Village on 22.11.20. On Sunday afternoon, I made an overview of all the boxes and donations in kind with Mr Bethel, the manager of the LoszuGhana Children Village.
The next 3 weeks in the Children’s Village should be something very special. Click here to read more

Our Village During the Pandemic

The corona pandemic continues to be the world’s biggest problem. In Ghana the total number of cases have exceeded now 48000 with about 320 death cases. 
We are happy to announce that, until now there is no case of corona infection at our Children’s Village. 

Whiles all primary schools remain closed until January 2020 in Ghana, we do our best to reduce the boredom by engaging our children in many activities using the facilities at our compound. As a routine activity, children get 2-3 hours of lessons or other creative activities including painting or craft works on weekdays. They are also involved in other activities such as assisting the adults with baking or buying weekly food items from the local market for the project. Irrespective of the many activities, the kids miss school and their friends and are eager to get back to their regular school. 

For the next coming months, we have intensified our preventive measures. All kids above 5 years and adults are required to wear mask when going outside the village compound. Washing hands and the use of sensitiser continues to be mandatory for all person and our compound is restricted to unauthorised and unnecessary visits. 

For your support, love and interest in the project, we are able to continue to care and protect many needy children by giving them a place they call “home”. Many thanks and stay healthy.

We are happy about our new family members

We had the opportunity to welcome and host Emila and her 2 months old baby at our project. Emilia is 18 and homeless who gave birth to her son on the street of Kejetia under unhygienic conditions.
Her conditions during pregnancy resulted in multiple infections and complications during delivery. Both mother and son had to be admitted in hospital for about 2 months before being discharged and have now relocated to our children’s village project. Emilia and son now live with us and both are healthy and safe. The two will undergo further medical screening in the coming weeks to ensure they are very healthy.

We are able to continue to support many such as Emilia and her son because of your continuous interest and support in our project. Many thanks to you all.

Update-Staying Healthy during the Epidemic

The world continues to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. In Ghana, cases of the virus have gone up within the last few weeks with over 12,000 people infected.
The Ghanaian people are doing well in the fight against this disease; schools remain closed while the government tries to develop new measures to reopen them. The restrictions on social gatherings such as attending church, weddings, mosques and funerals have been eased to allow a restricted number of people.

There have not been any cases of Corona in our village until now, and we continue to follow all the existing necessary precautions since the beginning of the pandemic. There are still strict rules for visitors; only essential visits are allowed, such as the company delivering drinking water, or the carpenter repairing a broken roof. Care-givers are required to use their mask and hand sanitiser when running errands in town for the project and regular hands washing is “compulsory” for all persons at the project.

But the kids miss school and their friends. They often ask when they can go to school again, especially the little ones. While we await the directives of the Ghana Health Services and the Ghana health ministry on measures to undertake when school starts, we are using the current time to improve certain facilities at our school and in the school compound. These improvements include replacement of classroom blackboards, repair of broken desks, and the continued maintenance of the toilet system.

The school has recently started a farming project to produce its own food to support the canteen. All staff at the school are actively involved in the farming activities (weeding, planting maize, etc.) and are responsible for upkeep of the land.

We like to thank you all, for the continuous support during the lockdown period; this support makes it possible for us to care for our kids and mothers during these strange times and keep them safe.

Donation Campaign-Marco from Bedburg: DAY-2 UPDATE

Many thanks to everyone who supported the project with donations today.
At 9.00am today, the donation day started for the organisers. The helpers made sure that everything ran smoothly and took various safety precautions such as setting the safety distance based on COVID-19, labelling the boxes, providing the donation and corona lists.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., donated items such as children’s things (shoes, clothes, toys), board games, notebooks, bicycles, children’s bicycles, scooters, mattresses, bed linen, helpers and crutches for old people were accepted. The organisers also had the opportunity to meet Pastor Amon from Cologne who came by to hand over various items from the church to support the fundraising campaign. All donations bring joy and help the local people.

The next event day is Saturday 20.06.20 from 10:00 – 14:00 o’clock at BA-ST GmbH Robert-Bosch-Str. in 50181 Bedburg. There are still urgently needed, moving boxes for our donated items. For questions please contact us at Thanks a lot for the great support !!!