June 30, 2012
Words cannot express the continued support and gratitude our family feels towards Orphans Heroes (OH) under the strong leadership of Jennifer Millett-Barrett. In 2010, our family of 8 volunteered for two weeks at an orphanage in Hohoe, Ghana that was supported by Orphans Heroes. When we arrived I felt such sadness about these precious children having no parents and being brought up in an orphanage in general. They were in such great need. Upon our arrival, we heard about Jennifer of OH and officially met her during one of her visits to the orphanage. Jennifer sailed into the orphanage bringing games, laughter, and joy along with her. We learned about what Jen was accomplishing through OH: enabling the orphanage to have educated teachers, housemothers, food, water and educational trips. Orphans Heroes has also secured financial sponsors for many of the children. It was originally Jennifer's e-mail expressing the needs in this orphanage that inspired our family to take this trip and bring along with us 12 extra suitcases of supplies for the children. My husband, daughter and I have become active donors and advocates for Orphans Heroes. We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their important and life-changing work.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Meeting the children that are being served by Orphans Heroes. Seeing the opportunities they have had for growth and education because of funding from OH.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes, opened my eyes to the great need for support for children all over the world.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Like I could truly make a difference.
Volunteer & Lived and worked in an orphanage in Hohoe, Ghana for two weeks. We taught music, taught English, taught computer skills, helped to build and expand the orphanage and spent time caring for the children.