- Check-in time 14:00
- Check-out time 12:00
Help to finance a school in Ghana and support the local community!
The J’Ann Royal Children Centre provides affordable or free education for children from our community, Medie, and some neighboured communities as well. Apart from that, we are helping families that struggle financially by hosting their children. This also helps some of our students to maintain going to school. All in all, about thirty people (teacher, students or other staff) are living here in a friendly, loving atmosphere. The school is lead by Joseph Chardy Lamptey. He is always open to meet new people and new points of views. You will never hear a “No” to a nice conversation and if you need an advice or maybe a contact, he is willing to help.
Joseph founded the NGO in 2012 to help his community and the citizens in it because, unfortunately, poverty plays a big role here in the outskirts of Accra. You can find lots of pineapple or other fruit farms around here and there are also some companies, but most of the people don’t earn enough money which is why the money is mostly not sufficient for school fees or books. So Joseph decided to quit his job as a successful accounter and make a difference for his people and community.
Starting with 30 students the school grew bigger, to 400 students by now. Some of them have also passed their final exams successfully which would not be possible if there hadn’t been the support by Joseph’s family, who are also included in the School, either as teachers or in the kitchen. This is also a reason why there is such a nice atmosphere every time you step in.
During the week, you can experience a normal school life at J’Ann. Every Wednesday their worship takes place. This means that all our students from the age of 5 (and sometimes some younger ones) to the age of 16 are praying, singing and dancing together with our teachers. Friday is FUNDAY and they are playing games, football or doing some scholar competitions.
Our goal is that every child, no matter which financial or family background they have, has the opportunity to go to school and in consequence is able to become financially and mentally independent which is especially important for the girls.
You have two options:
1. Be in the thick!!
You sleep in one room of our school and get in touch with everything. Meet the children in the morning and spend some time with them. Do some sports or just do your own thing. It’s up to you. You can do everything, you must do nothing but enjoy a great J’Ann-experience.
Breakfast including egg bread and tea can be added if asked in advance via e-mail (1 Euro).
Lunch also available for 3 Euros.
2. Comfort zone
Here you have your own room in a house five minutes from the NGO. You would stay in Stanley’s house who is part of the J’Ann team. This place is a little bit calmer and you can have a little bit more ME-Time. If this is too boring, Stanley is always open for a talk or a cold beer. His mother is also living there and she is very open-minded and willing to meet new people.
We are currently building a roof for the eighth classroom for which we need some money. Even though it is expensive, the roof is really necessary. As we do not have a roof yet we had to stop the lessons every time it started to rain.
Drinking water for sale.
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