Listen in or read up on the shared experiences of past volunteers and their time spent at Ryanz-Mia Orphanage.
This is a wonderful video testimonial filmed and created by Morgan Hanson
Upon finding out that both of us had a degree in computer information systems we were asked to take over the computer class at 2 different schools. Miracle school where the ages ranged from 14-16 and then at CVO, a private school, which was 18 and up. They were most interested in typing. We found a book with a printout of the keyboard and decided to get it photocopied, color code it and then laminate it for durability. The computer teacher loved the idea and it helped tremendously in showing the children the basics of typing” Sheetal and Sweta, a past volunteer.
Watch this video.
A truly life Changing Experience
After visiting Ghana, the problems and challenges I faced at home in the United States seem completely unimportant.
My time in Kpando has forced me to ponder what is truly important in life. The people in Kpando have so little in most people’s eyes, but as a whiteness of their undeniable happiness, I know that they have more than what most people only hope to achieve in this life.
The friendships I made with the children at the orphanage, Mama Esi, and with the residents of Kpando village have changed my life forever. The feelings I havefelt in these short four weeks have left a lasting imprint on my heart. I will never forget my time here in Ghana.
Kelly Brown Orem, Utah Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage and Delta School May 2008
All Good Things Must End
With our shadow puppetry projects wrapped up in Bakpe and Bamefedo, we had a little more puppet love to spread around before leaving Ghana. We traveled to the town of Kpando; our friend Peta Hall had provided us with an introduction to Mama Esi who runs the Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage, and we spent a joy-filled afternoon with the 17 kids living there.
|Susanne sits amongst the Kings and Queens of Kpando|
We stayed over at the orphanage that night. Before the kids went to bed, we presented Mama Esi and the children with a whole suitcase of art supplies and books. I wish we could have stayed for longer, I loved spending time with these sweet kids.