The orphanage is in the process of changing its name, in accordance with guidelines from the Social Welfare department of the Ghanaian government. We want to hear your suggestions! The words “home,” “orphanage,” and “orphan” should not be in the title, and we feel it should be something positive. Other homes in the area have names such as “Good Shepard,” “Village of Hope,” and “Kinder Wonder.”
As for the construction, it rained quite heavily in Bawjiase for almost a week, which made construction of the new dormitory practically impossible. Thankfully the last three days have brought clear skies, so work has resumed. The foundation has been laid, and cement blocks are being put in place for walls. Our lead architect, Prince, estimates that the outer structure will be finished in just seven weeks time, if the weather holds! Let’s hope for sunny skies!