Beyond the Village of Hope

Beyond the Village of Hope's mission is simple.
We want to make an impact outside our own walls, and this is how we are doing it.

Clean Water Project

people reached with access to clean water
through our project

Access to clean, safe drinking water is a fundamental need and basic human right. However, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world do not have access to it, and as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. Procuring clean and safe drinking water reduces the risk of illness and death. In places like sub-Saharan Africa, time lost gathering water and disease borne from contaminated water sources are limiting people’s potential, especially children.  Nearly 1 out of every five deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease. It doesn’t have to be this way; together we can make a difference.

Project Nyame Nsa is meeting a very basic need and restoring dignity to the most vulnerable among us. The mission of restoring vulnerable children began in 2010 when then 16 -year-old Devon Leondis traveled to the remote Village of Ntukum for the dedication of fresh water wells. The wells served as a precursor to what would become Project Nyame Nsa.  Since the initial installation of those wells, seven more have been installed; providing fresh drinking water and sanitation to local communities, hospitals, and schools. To date, the wells have directly impacted over seven thousand people throughout Ghana. Presently, over half of the developing world’s primary schools don’t have access to water or sanitation facilities. Although we are making progress, much more needs to be done to combat this dire crisis.

There are struggling families and vulnerable children just outside the Village of Hope. These families do not have the means to feed their children, let alone provide for basic necessities. Some have little to no income, and even fewer have homes.

PNN has recently launched a weekly feeding program which provides nutritional, hot meals every Sunday to adults and vulnerable children. These members of the community are invited to attend chapel service at Arise Chapel. After the service, they are encouraged to stay for lunch and fellowship with foster parents and staff. In addition, they are given the option of taking food home in packaged containers, along with additional healthy foods.

Weekly FeedingProgram

Outside Educational Sponsorships

Although education is critical for progress, about one-third of the world’s out-of-school children live in West and Central Africa. According to the latest UNICEF data, 60% of children are unlikely to ever enter school in Central and West Africa, and a staggering 18.8 million children are not attending school at all. Research has shown that every 10% increase in a young girl’s literacy, a country’s whole economy can grow by up to 0.3%. These statistics are alarming, but PNN is working hard to ensure that the potential of each child is realized. To that end, we have created an Educational Support program to address the challenges.

Project Nyame Nsa has implemented an Educational Support Program throughout Ghana that provides school supplies and uniforms for children in need. We are seeking to expand our reach in 2018.