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AHP Welcomes our new Volunteer Coordinator for the U.S.

Hi,

I’m Diann Olson, the new Volunteer Coordinator for Africa Heartwood Project. I was introduced to AHP many years ago by my son, Troy. I believe in the work they do and I particularly like their promise that 100% of donations go directly to the designated cause. My contribution is small but I feel like I’m making a difference in the world.

If you feel as I do about AHP, I’d love to work with you. I can match your skills with AHP’s needs. I am very approachable. Prior to accepting this position the most frequent request to me started with “Grandma” and had something to do with cookies.

You […]

Change the World

Nearly a billion people don’t have access to sustainable clean water globally, which is a leading cause of preventable death among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. We lose a child every 41 seconds directly or indirectly because of this water crisis (WHO fs 330/391). Our Village Water Projects have provided clean water for thousands of Africans, most of whom are children. And it only costs us 1/2 a penny per day to provide clean water for a child!

We are convinced that the benefits of bringing clean water to Liberian communities can be experienced just as much by those who give as […]

Vocational Training Center at the Refugee Orphan Home

The Vocational Training Center (VTC) at our Refugee Orphan Home was established to meet the need to prepare our young people for a successful, self-reliant future after leaving our full time care at the Home. Founded by director Andy Jones in March 2010 and developed by volunteer Joseph Atkin in July 2010, the VTC offers classes four days a week that: teach income generating skills currently in demand in the informal economies of Ghana and Liberia; produce a product for consumption at the Home or to be sold locally or internationally. Part-time jobs are provided to our teachers who are […]

Remembering – Rebecca Urieh

Rebecca served as the first Matron of our Refugee Orphan Home at Buduburam. From May 2009 to December 10, 2010 she was an example of love and faith, a helping hand, a mother to her own daughter and 50+ orphan children. She will be dearly missed, but her legacy will live on in the many lives of those she blessed with her wisdom, her smile, her song, her touch.
“During a cricial time at the Home, when we were desperate for a Matron – a good woman with the heart of a teacher and the love of a mother – Rebecca […]