PO Box AD540

Cape Coast

Ghana , West Africa


Sankofa Mbofra Fie

Phone: +233 24 3179681

E-mail: sankofambofrafie@yahoo.com

Back to Your Roots: Children's Home

Class 1 hard working on writing in English. Joshua who is a volunteer from the USA is teaching.


Sankofa Mbofra Fie is founded by David Kwesi Acquah in 2006. After being a volunteer in Centrum West in Brussels for almost 1 year, he's using his experiences in his current project for children in a small village. The Fanfakids visited the project in 2006 and 2008 and played with the children from there, worked with them on the land for a day and performed for them together with the Twerammpon Traditionals from Cape Coast. They also try to support the centre, because such a projecte can always use some extra money to buy food or uniforms, pay the teachers etc. For David it's not always easy to run the project, but we try to support him as much as we can. Some of our volunteers went there to visit, or help and give advice. After some difficulties the project is there, and let's hope it can grow and work with lots of children who need it.

Sankofa Mbofra Fie is a shelter for needy children in a small village outside of Cape Coast, Ghana called Eguafo. Eguafo is a rural farming village that like many in Africa is struggling financially.

This burden falls mostly on the children leaving them without adequate food, shelter, or the opportunity to attend school. For many, especially the ones who are malnourished, this program could savetheir lives.

Our organization has many missions. First and foremost we strive at the very least to provide a safe, and healthy space for the children.

Schooling is another top priority, we begin class at 8am and end at 1:30pm. We mainly teach English and math, but as they progress we hope to add to the curriculum. Adequate food is a major concern, most of the children are undernourished. Each day we strive to provide them with a nutritious meal.

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If you have time enough, you can reach the village even by bicycle:

Jeroen Markelbach did it, you can read his impressions.

Sankofa website

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