Venunye – nicknamed Ven, is one of Mama Esi’s sons. He is the director of the orphanage and is very involved in the planning of volunteers arrivals and the insurance of the children’s well-being. Ven was a secondary school teacher for a number of years in Ghana until recently (spring 2011) re-locating to Connecticut, U.S.A. He is still involved in the planning and organization of the orphanage and is in constant contact with Mama Esi and others.