The Teshie Children's Home in Ghana began as a child care society which operates from Teshie-Nungua, a suburb of Accra, where the Cripples Home is now located. This is the most over looked Orphanage in recent years in the Capital. The society was established in 1994 by Mrs. Janet Parker with the help of several Ghanaian women to care for orphans and vulnerable children. The number of these children increased over time as a result of industrialization and urbanization. Presently, thenumber of children as at now, between the ages of 7 months and 20 years is 45. That is 23 boys and 22 girls. Teshie Orphanage has been in existence 8 years ago
The organization provides a home for these vulnerable children at all levels of education from senior high school, special needs schools, all the way down to pre-school. Basic schooling is done within the community and children are given the opportunity to make the best of their abilities without hindrance. This is achieved through the awarding of scholarships by several renowned schools, sponsorships by individuals and organisations, and the Children’s Home’s resources. It is the mission of Teshie Orphanage Home to provide children with appropriate care and clearly established regulations and procedures to afford them hope for a better future. This hope comes from the efforts to fully reintegrate all those children in the Home back into mainstream society.
It is the aim of the Teshie Orphanage with the help of Volunteers and any form of aid to run educational, health care clinics and awareness-raising programmes relating to women and children.
A teaching assistant is needed to assist the children with their class work and home work. The volunteer will seek to offer one-on-one assistance to the children.
A volunteer coordinator is needed to supervise and coordinate the work of volunteers at the orphanage. These will include both local and foreign volunteers.
A project assistant is required to assist the Director in administering day-to-day affairs of the orphanage, including sourcing funds.
A Care Assistant is needed to assist staff in providing needed care to orphans throughout the various developmental stages of the children’s life. The volunteer will need to help create a friendly, healthy, and loving environment for the children. This may include helping them get ready for school and generally giving them love, attention, and a smile.
A sports teacher is needed to design and implement an effective physical education programme for the Home. The volunteer will seek to help the children appreciate the importance of regular physical activity.
Nursery Project Assistant
The services of a project assistant are needed to help raise money for the nursery project as well as help in the construction and introduction of this new nursery.