News about AHP

Heather in Liberia

Heather Peck is fulfilling her life-long dream to help orphan children in Africa. In June 2013 she will begin her six month volunteer adventure to teach and mentor children and young adults at the Heartwood Orphan Home in Liberia. Her positive attitude, hard work ethic, and compassionate heart will inspire children and staff members to believe in themselves, to do their best to achieve success, and to lift others along the way. Read her short bio to get to know this wonderful volunteer:

"I’m Heather Peck. I love writing, but I don’t like to write about myself. It’s weird. […]

Donor Managed Funds

Africa Heartwood Project is now offering our friends the opportunity to raise funds that will be set aside for specific use as directed by the donor(s). This is called a Donor Managed Fund (DMF). The advantage of a DMF is that your school, office, Boy Scout troop, or any other community or group can make donations which will accumulate until the target amount has been reached. This way you don’t have to hold funds from contributors to your project, and donations can be tax-deductible. Anybody can set up a DMF with Africa Heartwood Project for use in expanding our current […]

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 […]

The Tribal Run

The Tribal Run – the new all night relay run sensation – has selected Africa Heartwood Project as a designated Charity Partner. A portion of registration proceeds are donated to Africa Heartwood Project’s Education and Outreach mission, as well as to the Heartwood Orphan Home in Liberia. The Drum Ensemble is at the heart of the tribal rhythm, with performing at promotional events, at the opening ceremonies, and ALL NIGHT LONG as runners complete their relays and return to Base Camp.
Watch video highlights of the first ever Tribal Run at Miller Motosports Park on Aug 3-4, 2012, including performances by members of the […]

The Heartwood Orphan Home’s Move to Liberia

The relocation of our Refugee Orphan Home at Buduburam Refugee Camp, to ZuannahTown, Royesville, Liberia was launched on May 16, 2012. More than two years in development, this is a daunting but necessary undertaking. It brings together multiple government agencies, communities, donors, and individuals, all required to dedicate their best efforts for the sake of these precious children and youth, at least 19 of whom are part of the "Move to Liberia". This page outlines the rationale, the plan, key players, budgets, timetables, and other pertinent details to ensure a successful and timely relocation.
SLIDESHOW OF RECENT PHOTOS AT THE HEARTWOOD […]

World Music Benefit Concert II

Thank you to our communities, volunteers, and donors for making this such a wonderful event! Please scroll down for more details on those who played a part…
Video shown at the Benefit Concert – Gallivan Center, Oct 2009 

Email photos of the show to us, we’ll add them here!

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Volunteer Services
Propitious Consulting – Market and media presentation management at the benefit concert. Contact Troy Olson.
Ace Slideshows – David Francis has donated his services in creating the headliner video presentation for the Benefit Ccncert, and additional slide show work for the Refugee Orphan Home. Get […]

The Westerbys – Building Capacities at the Refugee Orphan Home

In June 2009 Dave and Kathy Westerby visited the Refugee Orphan Home to support the Benefit Culture Show put on by the orphans. Almost two years later they have returned to Ghana to provide service for the LDS Church, and have committed to volunteering their time and talents to improve communications, expanding sustainable income opportunities, and increase capaticites of staff and students at the Home. We’re grateful for their willing hearts and much needed skills in creating and building programs that will improve the lives and prospects for the children at the Home.
Photos taken by Dave, Spring 2011 

Services the Westerbys […]

World Music Benefit Concert 1 – March 2009

Two Bore Holes Successfully Installed – June 13, 2009
Your efforts to raise funds have found a successful end with the completion of the bore holes in two remote Ghanaian villages! Andy Jones, Director of AHP, visited the villages in May-June to participate in the final phases of installation, and witness the celebration event marking the end of the eight-month project. The chief and the residents of Alantaso and Krobidasiwakyi send their gratitude to everyone for having helped to provide the wonderful gift of clean water! Click here to see pictures and updates.

For Help with the Benefit Concert – Special Thanks:
The […]