A Better Life for Kids provides life-saving food, medicine, baby formula, other essential supplies to orphaned and needy children in Ghana. Twenty-seven children are currently being sponsored to attend school, eight of which are deaf and receive a sign language education and a boarding school. Education sponsorship includes school tuition fees, uniforms, shoes, books, a backpack, school supplies, a solar powered lamp, and lunch every school day. For the deaf children, sponsorship also includes room and boarding fees, as well as transportation to and from school on holiday breaks.
Some of these children are orphans who live in orphanages supported by A Better Life for Kids. Others live in the primitive, rural, and under-resourced Northern Region of Ghana, where there is very little infrastructure or government assistance. This region has the lowest school enrollment rate, highest dropout rate and highest illiteracy rates in the country. The common diseases in the area are Malaria, Meningitis, Hernias, Hypertension, Tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Snakes bites are also common due to the fact that the people in the village are local farmers in the bush.
Daily life is a struggle. These people live without running water and electricity. There are very few employment opportunities, and most of the people in the community earn a living through subsistence farming. Without financial assistance for school, these children are left without the potential of getting an education. Click on the photo to learn more about these precious children.