Anfaani (meaning blessed) Children’s Home (ACH) is a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), caters for abandoned, orphaned and motherless children between the ages of 0 – 3 years in the Northern sector of Ghana. The organization was founded in November 2001 and was active by January 2002.
The three (3) northern Regions of Ghana are generally less endowed with physical, social and health facilities. Most of the people are also poor and illiterate. This coupled with the fast disintegrating social support system has caused some teenager mothers in the region to abandon their babies and dependents and migrate to the Southern part of Ghana for greener pastures. Providing a home for the abandoned babies and counseling for the distressed teenagers is a way to fill a gap in the social support structure.
• To contribute to the holistic care of the orphans and abandoned babies aged between 0 – 3 years in the Northern region and beyond.
• To raise such children with faith and hope, for a better future in a stimulating and enabling lovely environment.
• To network with other organizations to promote the dignity of these children irrespective of tribe, race or socio-economic status.
• To provide health and nutritional education to surrogate mother.
The mission of Anfaani Children’s Home (A.C.H.) is to nurture children who through no fault of their own become orphans or are abandoned by their parents to secure a better foundation for the future, until their third birthday, at which time they may either be properly adopted or transferred to well established orphanages with educational facilities.
The three northern Regions of Ghana are generally less endowed with social and health facilities, and the majority of the people are also poor and illiterate. This state of affairs coupled with the fast disintegrating social support system has caused some teenager mothers in the region to abandon their babies...
One hundred percent of funding is from donations from individuals and a few organizations, both in and outside of Ghana. Funds are also solicited through individuals who are willing to support the project. From organizations such as the Lordina Foundation, Polytank, Ash foam, Nestle Ghana.
Anfaani (meaning Blessed) Children’s Home (ACH) is a 1ocal Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which caters for abandoned, orphaned and motherless children between the ages of 0 - 3 years and is located in the Northern region of Ghana, West Africa.
Anfaani Children’s Home (aka ACH) cares for both motherless and abandoned babies from the ages
of 0 – 3 years old. These babies normally come from the hospital or through referrals from
individuals who are familiar with the home and its founder. Before a child is admitted to ACH,
whether by a family member or by a person who has found the baby abandoned, they must go to the
hospital. Here a thorough check up is done to ensure that they are healthy enough to be around
A contract is then signed by the person who wishes the child to be cared for by ACH that states they are freely giving guardianship of the child. A guarantor or witness is also required to sign a contract.
Babies are discharged at the age of three. Some go to government orphanages, but many of them return to their birth families or foster parents - chosen through a careful selection process. We do follow up visits to the discharged children to ensure they are healthy and in good condition. We also provide food or clothing, as available, to support the family.
By law, ACH can only provide for 12 babies at one, so if we are full and there is a family that wishes us to care for their child we do not just turn them away. We provide training for the family to support them in the care of the child. We will also give any other support we can provide, such as: information about agencies, other families nearby who can help, and food or clothing, if available.