Mama Jane with two older boys from The Potter's Village.
The Potter's Village provides a home to over 120 children ranging from just three months to 24 years old. The children are cared for by staff, teachers, and volunteers and are provided with the appropriate affection, food, water, medical access and education. Currently, the children attend school within the home itself before progressing to Junior High, Senior High and even University. We provide children who have graduated with an opportunity to work with us in the school, bakery, and administration team and some even go on to work with other organisations.
At the end of June 2017, Social Welfare came to visit the home and were very happy with what they saw overall. The children receive three nutritional and filling meals a day, substantial medical care when needed, and love by the staff, volunteers and their brothers and sisters in the home. However, Social Welfare communicated concerns with the state of the current building in which the children are living. Some of the concerns included unstable roofing, overcrowded bedrooms, and frequent flooding due to poor construction of the grounds (see attached photos).
Social Welfare has given us a time frame of three months to relocate to a different site so as of now this is our greatest need. We purchased a plot of land in 2014 close to our current home and building has begun on the boys and girls dormitories (see photos below).
Work on boy's dormitories.
Foundations of girl's dormitories.
Progress on boy's dormitories.
However, funding is needed for these to be completed successfully. This new home will allow the children to thrive in a clean and safe environment. They will have access to adequate bedrooms, and a clean, safe water source thanks to support from Medaase Foundation. In addition to this, Sparks of Happiness (SOHO) have built a medical clinic at our new site, which will provide the children and the community with access to appropriate medical care.
We don't want to risk these children being displaced or being separated from the family they have formed here, so we are reaching out urgently for donations and support towards the completion of our building, and with a goal of £50,000, we are calling for all our friends, visitors, and volunteers to help us in any way that they can.
The Potter's Village is incorporated under the laws of Ghana (Companies Code Act 179) as a charitable organisation, and is registered with the department of social welfare (Registration number DSW/1571. This is the official Potter's Village GoFundMe page for all friends and volunteers to donate through. Please only donate through this GoFundMe page as there are many pages currently active. This is our official account and will be overseen by the administration team of The Potter's Village, and regular updates will be provided of the progress that has been made. Donations received will be put towards the home's greatest needs such as food, water and medicine as well as other projects. Currently our priority is towards the completion of our building project. Any help and support is greatly appreciated by everyone involved with the Potter's Village, and we extend a thank you to you all for helping us empower these children to greatness.
If you would like more information on The Potter's Village, such as more background information or how to volunteer please see our website: www.thepottersvillage.org, contact our email: [email redacted] or telephone Charles Adu: (+233) 24 [phone redacted], Kobby Adu: (+233) 54 [phone redacted], or Mama Jane: (+233) 24 [phone redacted].
You can also visit our social media pages:
Facebook: The Potter's Village Ghana
Twitter: The Potters Village