Help us to provide quality education to numerous children in Ghana and help us to teach them to care for the environment.
Children of the Light (founded by a kiwi) is a charity based in Ghana, West Africa. We have a passion for helping African children break out of the poverty cycle through quality education. We also care about the environment.
We are raising funds to complete a Learning Centre and grounds in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The will allow more children to enjoy what the centre has to offer and also be used as a headquarters to branch out to more children.
We run on-going classes plus year-round educational/environmental programs in Ghana, for children aged 4 to 16 years. We also go on regular visits to the children living on the streets of Accra. This includes a healthy meal, story time and a chance for the children to draw and write.
We rely on donations to achieve our goal of impacting children in Ghana through the transforming power of education.
Ways you can Help:
- Donate towards our monthly operations, programs, and our building and landscaping project
- Donate towards up-grading the primary vehicle or purchasing a bus
- Sponsor a child for one-on-one tutoring or sponsor a visit to the street children which includes a healthy meal
- Volunteer your time
Visit www.childrenofthelightghana.org for more information
Together we can make a difference!
More about us
Children of the Light (CotL), is a registered Charitable Organization in Ghana and in New Zealand. The organization has been in operation in Ghana, W/Africa since 2005.
The mission of CotL is to impact young lives by providing creative, holistic child-centered education in order to build lives that influence society.
CotL is a dynamic organization bringing education to life for numerous children and teens annually. Its educational program is unique in that it nurtures the children in all areas of learning; Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Environmental issues, Visual and Performing Arts. CotL meets with the children after-school, Saturdays and during the school holidays; a hot meal is served during the Saturday and Vacation classes. The children enjoy a lively educational experience which is conducted in a safe and non-threatening environment. The CotL programs are designed around a yearly calendar which include international topics such as 'Black History Month', World Water Day', 'Earth Day', 'World Clean-up Day' and other International days. These exciting programs help to broaden their scope of the world. In addition to academics, the children are assisted in their emotional, social and physical growth. We seek to make education an enjoyable and life changing experience, as we believe strongly that education is a vital component to enabling children to reach their full potential.
Through donations, CotL has built a Learning Center in Ghana's Eastern Region, the center was officially opened in August 2019. The center is not fully complete, but has come a long way since construction started in 2009.
CotL also works with the Accra street children this entails a serving the children a healthy meal, story time, literacy and numeracy lessons. During these visits the children have a chance to draw and write. Our visits to the children are currently twice a month.
Alongside the work at the centre, we have started the work towards creating a branch of the program in a remote village in the Northern Region of Ghana.
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Mathematics Competition - Light up the darkness 24 May 2021
On Saturday, 29th May we will be holding our Annual Mathematics Competition at the Children of the Light Learning Centre. Great prizes to be won and all participants will receive a gift. Alongside this program, we are currently preparing the students of two schools (950 students) in the North East Region in Northern Ghana to take part in a Mathematics Competition on Saturday, 17 July - 1st school: 10 am, 2nd school: 2pm.
On our recent visit to Northern Ghana, we came to understand that the majority of the children in the two schools we are now working with were going to school without their needed supplies this being something as simple as a pencil. With this information, back in February we sent 1000 exercise books, pens and pencils for all the students. They were absolutely delighted.
Organizing this competition for these children is excitement all round. We recently received a fantastic donation of LED Solar lights from Tema International School in Ghana, we now seek assistance to purchase school supplies and a gift for all the participants. Any donation towards this will surely help us ‘Light Up The Darkness’. Thank you and God bless you.