Ghana, West Africa
We will be serving at the Baptist School and Orphanage Complex (BASCO) in Trotor, Ghana, a small village in the Easter Region of Ghana about 70 miles inland from Accra, Ghana’s capital. BASCO was established in 1999 by Pastor Victor Ofori-Amoah with four children who were abandoned after their parents were killed in a road accident.
BASCO currently sits on a nine-acre parcel of land, a far cry from what began as a few mud buildings. The orphanage consists of a girls and a boys dormitory, four rooms for teachers quarters, girls and boys bathrooms, dining hall, auditorium, administrative office, boys showers, girls showers, classrooms, a computer lab, and library. The school covers grades K through the end of Junior High.
BASCO is certified in Ghana as a non-profit, non-governmental organization. The school, orphanage and church are all run under the supervision of Pastor Victor. The school and orphanage survive on small donations from Pastor Victor’s church as well as donations and volunteers from outside sources, including Body of Christ Church, the Peace Corps and other international organizations.
While in Ghana, we will be working hand-in-hand with Pastor Victor to:
Oversee the planning and building of a high school.
This is where Kemah’s Ed.D. comes in.
Develop a long-term sustainability plan for the orphanage and school.
While BASCO receives donations and volunteers from various sources there is little oversight and no long-term plan for BASCO.
Implement an enrichment program for girls.
I have a passion for young girls and their growth and enrichment. So, I will be working to implement a program similar to the Judah Tribe program I’ve worked on at our church. With the purpose of educating the girls on self-worth, personal hygiene and more.
You can keep in touch with us via OUR BLOG section to stay abreast of our progress on these and other efforts while we are in Ghana.