KiKu and our work in ghana
KiKu – Kinderhaus Kumasi e.V. is a charity organization based in Bremen, Germany. The purpose of the organization is the development cooperation between Ghana and Germany. The purpose has been realized especially by building a children’s home close to Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana.
With the children’s home, KiKu supports the state of Ghana with its task of protecting neglected and abused children and providing them with a hopeful future.
The organization financed the building of the children’s home mostly through private and corporate donations. The running costs for the provisions and care of the children are mostly covered by sponsorships and aid money from supporters.
Our aim is to give the children the chance while they’re in the children’s house to compensate their disadvantages that they’ve experienced due to past neglects. The focus is hereby on the education of the children. This way they get a life with a fair chance. Education is the key not only to a fair chance but also to an independent life.
In Germany, KiKu e.V. is mostly responsible for coordinating the donations. Meanwhile, the organization is also registered in Ghana as a non-government organization (NGO). This constellation allows us to take care of the children in Ghana to the best of our ability and to make our close cooperation with the local authorities as sustainable as possible.