Childcare and Orphan Program

We give children a second chance at life, and give them a safe place to learn about the world.

How can you help?

 

There are other ways you can participate in our program and projects. Whether you get involved with RMC as a donor, potential RMC supporter, volunteer or partner, advocate, or ambassador of RMC, you have the power to change a child's future for the better. 

Ryvanz-Mia Childcare needs your support to continue to provide for the orphaned children of Kpando, Ghana.

 

We invite individuals, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and corporations (regardless of location) to contribute to this worthwhile cause and make a difference in the lives of the children at Ryvanz-Mia Childcare 

 

There are a variety of ways to get involved or ask for more information on the following:

  • Monetary Donations,

  • Donation Of Supplies 

  • New Project Sponsorships

  • Volunteering.

Childcare and Orphan Program

This program's mission is to look after vulnerable and needy children in Kpando and its environs. Volunteers assigned to this program will work with Ryvanz- Mia Childcare (Orphanage) and Hope Memorial School, a preschool attached to the orphanage here. The school includes kindergarten and soon primary. Most of our resident's children go to public schools with the community. The organization makes necessary arrangements with schools so volunteers can teach in those schools.

 

Volunteers play a significant role in managing our school and orphanages under the supervision of the program coordinators, help to look after the children after school homework, and assisting in running the organization.

Volunteers will organize after-school activities to include basic Maths, English- (Reading and writing) to help them do their homework, play games, and read books. Ryvanz-Mia Volunteer Program believes in the power of volunteering as an essential tool for change, both in the giver's life and the one who receives it. 

Ryvanz-Mia is all about working for a common goal to benefit residents and vulnerable children who need it the most.

We design projects in line with SDGs ending hunger and poverty policy that tailored to bring a sustainable solution to various challenges and problems facing our orphan and vulnerable children."

 

The orphanage where our cherished volunteer's work will assist our staff to provides the children with essentials such as food, education, shelter, healthcare, and bedding and clothing.

 

Program requirements 

 

Age and Skills: No exceptional experience or skills required to get involved in our volunteer work in Kpando, Ghana. All you need is a commitment, desire, and loyalty to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated, and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.

Age Requirement: Our program is designed for any potential volunteers eighteen years and above who love children, youth, women, and people with disabilities and want to experience International cultural and social experience.

 

Group Volunteering?

 

We invite potential volunteers, students on internship, faith-based groups to embark on this incredible adventure! 

As an organization, we offer any group of volunteers on the Ghana volunteering program.

 

Are you looking for long term Volunteer Work: 

 

Volunteers are embarking on long-term volunteering programs in Ghana. Should contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering.

 

Airport picks up in Ghana:

 

The name of the airport is Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Volunteers traveling to our program will be welcomed by a staff of Ryvanz-Mia at the arrival hall with your name and our logo. Ryvanz-Mia is located a four to five hours drive from Accra. Since you will arrive in Accra late evening, it's a good idea to stay overnight in Accra; click here to check overnight fees before continuing your journey to Kpando by bus. We offer to pick you up at the airport to pay for transportation and hotel accommodation (about 250ghc).

 

Insurance (optional):

This is optional for volunteers, but it advisable you purchase suitable travel insurance before departure. 

 

Visa Information:

 

All volunteers traveling to Ghana must apply for a visa through the Ghanaian embassy in your country before traveling. Due to the high volume of work, please ensure your application must reach the embassy within one month before departure. 

For more information, go to the website:http://www.ghanaembassy.org/

Please note that you must be at least six months of passport after the planned return.

 

Vaccinations:

Consult your doctor well before departure to get the necessary vaccinations. Vaccination is required before traveling to Ghana. Discuss with your doctor ways and steps to prevent malaria.

 

Click here to read more about the Covid-19 Ghana update. 

 

Ghana Currency:

In Ghana, our currency is called cedis. You can bring Euros or Dollars after declaring at your port entry which can be converted into Cedis when you come to Ghana.

 

Click the link below to convert your currency. 

 

 HOUSING/MEAL

Volunteers live and work with the Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage. The organization will provide further details to all volunteers on arrival. Contact us for more information.

 

All meals are prepared on-site by Mama Esi and Juliet, and there are three scheduled meal times. For volunteers teaching the children, a bag lunch can be prepared and taken to school in the morning. 

Vegetarians are easily accommodated by our host families, with rice, fruit, and a wide variety of beans available. The more popular local fruits include plantains, pineapples, and oranges.

 

Please Note:

Volunteers with special dietary needs or food allergies should note their needs on their volunteer application to notify us in advance.

 

Purified drinking water is provided for volunteers that are the first three days. 

 

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities 

 

Joining a volunteer program for the orphanage in Ghana automatically sign you up as an ambassador. Your involvement as a potential volunteers demand a high level of commitment and responsibility.

  • Caring for our kids as one family.

  • Help with homework, prepare the kids for school. 

  • Create a lovely and fun environment.

  • Engage the children in whatever activities or skills you have that will be beneficial is worth sharing. 

 

➢ Office work - using the computer, etc., helping with correspondence and fundraising.

➢ Helping kids with their homework puts them in charge of children struggling with their studies, especially assigning them one-on-one attention. For educational projects, we have found volunteers work very well as teacher's assistants and concentrating on children who have literacy difficulties.

➢ We are running kindergarten classes, preparing classroom materials and libraries.

➢ In schools and our orphanage, the volunteer will organize reading tutoring for struggling kids. It is not wise to place the volunteer in sole charge of a classroom. This is a local teacher's job. Volunteers are best as assistants or running small classes of 5-10 children to focus individual attention.

➢ Put them as assistants in a fundraising drive.

➢ Get them to take special care of the younger children, help with changing diapers, washing clothes, and checking they keep their bedrooms neat.

 

Volunteer work schedule 

 

A volunteer program and accommodation is within the orphanage.

 

  • Arrival at Kotoka International Airport.

  • Orientation session with the volunteer(s).

  • Tue to Friday for volunteer work.

  • Breakfast at 7:30 am

  • Leave for projects 

  • Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • Dinner at 5:30 pm

  • The weekend is free for volunteers to any tourist attractions with the region. 

The same work schedule runs throughout your stay with the organization. 

Please note that the schedules are subject to change depending on your projects. 

 

Volunteering with Ryvanz-Mia Childcare is a great way to give back to the community or earn service hours. Whether you help out in the child care room during a program, volunteer for a fundraising opportunity, or offer your talents in some other way, you'll be making a difference for local families.

To sign up for a volunteer opportunity, please choose from the list below. If you have questions about volunteering with Ryvanz-Mia Childcare, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at ryvanzmia23@gmail.com

 

BASIC NEEDS FUND

This fund is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of the children under our care and keeping the home operational. Donations to this fund will be used for food, clothes, shoes, toiletries, home goods, etc.

 

We accept MTN Mobile Money (MOMO) in Ghana +233 24 3199747 Name on the MOMO account: Mary Adofu

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND
HEALTHCARE FUND

This fund is dedicated to providing the children associated with Ryvanz Mia Childcare with a quality education. Donations to this fund will be used for fees, uniforms, and other necessary school supplies (e.g. pencils, book bags, etc.).

We accept MTN Mobile Money (MOMO) in Ghana +233 24 3199747 Name on the MOMO account: Mary Adofu

 

This fund is dedicated to maintaining the health of the children associated with Ryvanz-Mia Childcare. Donations to this fund will be used to cover doctor fees when the children are sick or hospitalized as well as costs for over-the-counter medicines.

 

We accept MTN Mobile Money (MOMO) in Ghana +233 24 3199747 Name on the MOMO account: Mary Adofu

 

DONATION OF SUPPLIES

Ryvanz-Mia Charity ships various items to Ghana twice every year and accepts donations of new and used supplies for the children. Examples include clothing, shoes, toiletries, medicine, home goods, books, school supplies, educational games only. Donors of supplies should consider the gender, ages, and needs of the children to ensure that their donation is appropriate.

While it is not required, it is preferred that donations include something for each of the children or items that they can share in order to avoid hurt feelings.

Our mailing address: 

RYVANZ-MIA CHARITY

 33 Lexington Street,

Hamden CT,06514

INFORMATION ON THE CHILDREN

There are currently 17 children at Ryvanz-Mia Childcare. Out of which 9 have been reunited with the extent with their families.

There are 3 girls and 6 boys. There are 8 children currently at the orphanage – 3 girls and 5 boys.

 

 

BIG IMPACT—Results so far...
In line with our mission and long-term goals, we believe every orphan child is equally born with wonderful potential. As an organization, we are determined to continue supporting, evaluating, and improving our programs as well as the lives of our orphan children. 

Measuring and Evaluating our impact 

Ryvanz-Mia impact on Education.
Ryvanz-Mia, over the years, raised children through education. It has been a long struggle, but we have achieved an impact. Currently, 8 children have completed Senior High School; two are still in senior high school, while one completed University.
Support Ryvanz-Mia to see the rest through education and the possible good paid job. Make a big difference in how a child performs in school and how he or she feels about school in general.

Our Impact on social life. 

As part of the reintegration of our older children, Ryvanz-Mia and our partners are supporting us to rent accommodation that will house them. 

Learn more about our Adopt a room program for older children.
 

 
WISH LIST

The following list provides an overview of items that are appropriate to donate.

Clothing & Shoes: Clothing and shoes are always needed. The children desperately need underwear, undershirts, and socks. Shoes including sneakers, flip flops, and dress shoes. The climate in Kpando, Ghana is hot therefore t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, skirts, pants, and summer pajamas are preferred. Raincoats and boots are also appropriate.

 

We accept toiletries including toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes clippers for barbering, soaps, bed sheets, towels, etc. are always needed. Ryvanz-Mia Childcare additionally accepts over-the-counter children’s medicines for pain relief, stomachaches, cold & flu, as well as vitamins.Please add more to our Wish List or email us at ryvanzmia23@gmail.com