The First Block is laid for the foundation of VPWA Youth Development Centre

Post date: Apr 04, 2011 12:11:45 AM

We would like to share with you our excitement for the first stages of construction of the VPWA Youth Development Centre, created for the youth and

orphans from the Eastern region of Ghana. Not only will the Centre provide a shelter for the children, but will also make it a home: orphans like Kwame Okyere will have a safe, loving place to live with people who will support his education and development (see his pictures on VPWA’s facebook page). Through the VPWA Child Support program he will have school tuition paid for him, a school uniform, books, supplies, food and medical care.The construction of this centre would not be possible without the fundraising efforts of our volunteers and the generous donations of our sponsors. We have raised $30,995.00 so far for this project thanks to your support! VPWA would like to express its deep gratitude to all the sponsors who are making this happen: The V-Lin Lee Children’s Playroom is named after volunteer V-Lin Lee from Singapore in thanks for her extraordinary donation of $1,000.00. All donors will be recognized at the Centre for their generous contributions and any donor who contributed $50 or more will have a plaque with their name put up at the centre honoring their generosity. So far the foundations have been dug, a total of over 2,000 building blocks created and blocks begun to be laid as we are on our way to completion of Phase 1, which will be the Children Welfare Centre building (orphanage) where the children live, eat and play. Design plans for Phase 2 have been underway and will include staff accommodation, a solar technology classroom and ICT training center. Stay tuned for more updates!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Picture: VPWA Director Hayford Siaw laying the first blockEvery child deserves essential care and support, especially at the beginning stages of their life. Support a child’s future and allow one more orphan to live at VPWA’s Child Development Centre through sponsorship. It’s only $45/month and a child’s stay at the orphanage is not possible without your help! If you’re interested please contact us at to get profiles of the children waiting for your help to join the Centre.

Thank you all,

-Stephanie Arneson - VPWA Volunteer