Independent Children of Village of Hope Give Back
Every year, the sons and daughters of Village of Hope return to Fetteh for our annual homecoming. The homecoming is held during the Christmas and New Year period because schools in Ghana are on vacation at this time and most work places are also on break – from just before Christmas to about the 4th day of January. This period therefore affords the children the opportunity to come home and be with family.
We currently have as many as 96 children in high school and college and in vocational schools away from the Village of Hope campus. Our children are scattered throughout the country and hardly see each other. Occasionally, the house parents or social workers visit them in their various schools to see how they are doing and to deliver provisions or things they may be in need of. However, since only one or two parents or social workers may visit a particular child, the children do not see many of the other parents and staff until they return to Fetteh for the annual homecoming.
Homecoming brings us all together – children, parents, social workers, ministers, administrators, etc. Former children who are now adults also return to be part of the celebrations and festivities. Those who are married come with their spouses and children. It is such a joyous time at the Village of Hope!
The last two weeks of December 2018 and the first week of January 2019 were no exception. Our children – past and present – poured in from all over Ghana for a wonderful time. On December 31, during an evening meeting, a group of independent children of Village of Hope surprised us with a donation of three thousand Ghana cedis (GHS 3,000) to be used for the care of their younger brothers and sisters! We thank God for the joy of family and of the season.