New Life International Children’s Home
The Home is located in the village of Ansepatu, near Cape Coast. Around forty children live at New Life, but many more come from nearby villages to attend school there. It was started by Ruby Ayivorh in 1998. Ruby is a retired nurse and has always been concerned with the welfare of others, particularly children. Her son, Derrick Fletcher-Gaisie, and daughter, Jacqueline Hinson, are now in charge of the day-to-day running of the Home and school.
We work with the Home in two ways. We fundraise for specific projects and we also set up sponsorships for individual children.
Some of our projects at the Home have included the purchase and installation of a water storage tank for clean drinking water and building a new classroom for their school. There is more information about these projects, and others, on our Past Projects page.
Current Appeals from the Home:
The Home needs funding for the following things. If you can help by fundraising or by giving a donation, it would be so great for the children.
Repairing and extending the playground: A few years ago, CHW was able to raise the funds for New Life to buy some play equipment. As the only playground in the area, it was quite a novelty, and so lots children from outside the Home come to play everyday too. As a result, the playground equipment is becoming worn. The director of the Home, Derrick Fletcher-Gaisie, would like to repair and extend the playground, and also construct a fence around it with a lockable gate. Children from outside the Home will still be able to play, but the staff of the Home will be able to decide on the times they can come. This means they will be able to prevent overuse and maintain the playground, so that all the children at the Home, and from the surrounding areas, will have a great place to play for many years to come.
To do all of this, we need to raise £2995. If you want to get involved, either through fundraising or giving a donation, this would be so good. You would be bringing happiness to so many underprivileged children.
Vocational training centre: This is a project we hope to complete in the future. Teenagers at the Home and from the surrounding villages will be able to learn skills, like sewing, or carpentry, so that they will be able to provide for themselves when they are adults. It will make a huge difference to the lives and futures of these children.
School Bus: We are supporting the project at New Life International Children’s Home to raise the funds to buy a school bus. The school is run for children living at the Home, and for children from the surrounding area. Having a bus would mean that children from further away could be collected and taken to the school and be driven home again once classes have finished. This will give these children access to an education, which is so important.
The director of New Life, Derrick Fletcher Gaise, has spoken to us about the school bus and it is possible to give donations to support this project through CHW. A facebook group is being run for this project by Derrick and former volunteers who have been to New Life. You can see it by clicking here. If you want to make a contribution through CHW, all the details are on our ‘donate’ page.
Sponsoring a child:
Sponsorship makes a lasting difference in the lives of these children. You could help to make that difference. Just fifteen pounds can feed a child for a month. If you want to give more, this will be spent on other things, such as clothes or school materials, for the child. You will receive information about the child, and a letter from him or her. It would be really great if all the children at New Life could be sponsored! You can find out more about sponsoring a child here.
Please note: Change of Name! Until recently the Home was known as New Life International Orphanage. We just want to avoid any confusion with this, as the Home is referred to by its old name on our Past Projects section, for all projects completed before the name change!