Youth Ambassador Trip To Ghana

Dreams for Orphans encourages youth to get involved in our mission and provides support to make this happen. We love when kids and teens get involved to make the world a better place! Six Dreams for Orphans Youth Ambassadors recently went on a mission trip to Ghana. The group consisted of Elisabeth, Kathryn, Mark Anthony, Elise, Joe, Taylor, and two chaperones, director Jennifer Hyde and Kary Doerfler. We are so proud of the work they were able to accomplish.

The Youth Ambassadors had a busy, rewarding experience in Accra, Ghana and the Village of Hope. They were successful in completing the painting and decorating of the preschool at Great Mission Orphanage. The youth visited a historic slave castle, canopy forest, and a crocodile farm. They delivered much-needed supplies to three orphanages, a school, and the local village. Thank you to Liam and Lauren for collecting these supplies from students at St. Anne School in Seattle!

In their downtime, the Youth Ambassadors enjoyed hanging out with the kids. They played basketball with kids at DUNK, a local organization that promotes success for children on and off the court, pick-up games of soccer, shared arts and crafts, and enjoyed their time together. The ambassadors also went to see one of our own, Yaw Bob, graduate. Each ambassador enjoyed the trip in his or her own way, and the kids loved the attention from the Dreams for Orphans group. Everyone came together with love and smiles even though they are worlds apart.

A highlight of the Youth Ambassador trip was a visit to the site of the Pediatric Care Unit at the Village of Hope in Accra, Ghana. Progress is coming along for this facility, which will provide nursery facilities, a pediatric hospital, sick ward, play areas, and more. The group was able to see the progress of the completed foundation and pouring of the cement floor. Next step is the building of the walls.

Thank you to our amazing Youth Ambassadors for making the most of this mission trip. You guys rock!

Dreams for Orphans is looking to add four new sponsorships for the children entering grade school for the upcoming year. Contact to inquire.


About the Author
My 24 years as a flight attendant have enabled me to travel and see much of the world. When I started going to Africa my passion was born to help the less fortunate and show my own 3 children this imbalance. I wanted them to know they had a responsibility to others as they grow up in a world that most things are readily accessible to them and are not to most the world. It is easy to fall in love with children in Africa. It is more difficult to find appropriate ways to help. Education was by far the first tool we knew could be powerful and effective. Combining this with improved environment, enables them to grow and thrive with food, shelter, medical care and most of all love.I travel to Ghana as a flight attendant monthly and enjoy taking my children on working trips as well as our own vacation time. Being on the ground making sure the DFO funds are carefully dispatched is rewarding and I am compensated by their huge smiles and hugs every time I visit. Seven years have gone by so fast and I cannot imagine my life without DFO and all the children. As Dreams continues to grow I relish the fact that the number of orphans we are helping is increasing. We are able to expand to more orphanages and provide education and safe environments to those orphans who deserve a rich and happy life.
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