Children of the Light

Children of the Light

Help us to provide quality education to numerous children in Ghana and help us to teach and show them ways 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.

Your support will help us:

·With our monthly operational costs and special programs

·Complete the Learning Centre and landscaping project which includes a playing field and securing the grounds with a fence wall and gate

·With one-to-one tutoring for the children that are below grade level

·Upgrade the primary vehicle

·Purchase a bus for transporting the children to and from the centre

·Purchase additional classroom furniture

·Continue the work with the street children which includes a healthy meal

·Continue the work we have started in creating the branch in the Northern Region of Ghana and help with the needed work in the two schools we are working with

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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 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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Latest update

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16th Anniversary  10 August 2021

Posted by: Children of the Light

We are so grateful to have reached this far. Thank you for your support. May God richly bless you.

Children of the Light now has three programs running.

1. The Children of the Light Learning Centre - Kitase, Eastern Region.

2. The street program in which we visit the street children twice a month with a healthy meal and a time of learning.

3. The first branch of Children of the Light in Northern Ghana, Dibisi, North East Region.

Together we are making a difference!

T H A N K Y O U!!!

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Apr 2021
in honor of Dzifa Biga
Emma on 13 Mar 2021
For Jonathan’s 3rd birthday 😊
Rosa on 16 Dec 2020
Poverty is not easy. But poverty without a home and a family is the hardest. Street children are the most vulnerable ones. Thank you so much to support education of children and to give a token of hope and bring a smile to the children in the streets in Ghana. God keep blessing you for that!
Ray Waring
Ray Waring on 13 Dec 2020
Merry Xmas,to everyone at Children of the Light.May your faith bring you everlasting joy at this time. Vaya Con Dois. R Waring
Nerissa on 09 Dec 2020

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