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  • Every Child is Our Child, giving orphan children the chance at a bright future

    I visited the Every Child is Our Child program in Eastern Ghana from December 2-7, 2017. The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) began its collaboration with the Manye Krobo Queen Mothers in 2005, launching this program which would go on to change so many lives...
    By Bruce Knotts | 12/19/2017
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  • A Lost Soul

    On Sunday, July 6th, Ebenezer, an active HIV patient, AIDS orphan, and one of the students in the Mayne Krobo Region of Ghana whom the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office assists through the Every Child is Our Child program, passed away. He was admitted to the local...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/21/2014
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  • Meet Aderko: An Every Child is Our Child Student in Ghana

    Aderko Bless is a 14 years old student of Asitey presby JHS. He said his nickname is polite and it was given to him by his big brother. He comes from Ahabaso but stays at Asitey with his grandmother. He has lost both parents and thus he is a double orphan, they died when he was...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/27/2014
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  • In Remembrance of the Manya Krobo Paramount Queen Mother

    In Remembrance of Madam Mary Rose Quist (Nana Manye Mamle Okleyo) Manya Krobo Paramount Queen Mother (1920-2013) During our February 7-14 visit to the Every Child is Our Child Project in Ghana, we were saddened to learn of the passing of the Paramount Queen Mother of the Manya...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/17/2014
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  • 2014 Every Child is Our Child Site Visit

    In early February, Bruce Knotts, UU-UNO Director, and Maria Militano, Every Child is Our Child (ECOC) intern, traveled to Odumase Krobo, Ghana for our yearly monitoring visit. The purpose of this visit was to maintain our relationship with the ECOC leaders, build new connections...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/26/2014
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  • Lessons in Generosity

    Barbara Du Mond is a member of the UUA delegation that recently visited the “Every Child is Our Child” program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana, earlier this month. In this blogpost she shares reflections on economic status, opportunity, and the ECOC program's importance in the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/7/2012
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  • Every Child is Our Child

    $120! That’s all. A lousy 120 bucks for a whole year. It boggles the mind. At first I thought I had heard wrong. It costs only $120 to send an orphaned child whose parents died of HIV/AIDS to school for a year in Ghana.
    By Peter Morales | 5/18/2012
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  • From Elmina Castle: Undoing Racism

    C harles Dumond is a member of the UUA delegation that is currently visiting the “Every Child is Our Child” program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana. In this blogpost he shares reflections following visits to schools near the Cape Coast and Elmina Castle near Accra. “True...
    By Charles Du Mond | 5/14/2012
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  • From Odumase, Ghana: Education is Medicine

    Lorella Hess is a member of the UUA delegation that is currently visiting the "Every Child is Our Child" program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana. In this blogpost she shares reflections following visits to schools near Odumase. Conditions in these schools are primitive. The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/11/2012
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  • From the gray van - Ghana: Odumase to Accra

    Our first day in Ghana was filled with formalities as we met The Royals. We had audiences with the Paramount Queen Mother, many more queen mothers and the King of the Krobo people We packed into small cinder block rooms or spread out under welcome shade wherever we could find it...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/10/2012
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  • Welcome to Ghana: You Are Invited!

    Beginning August 5, 2011, Erik Mohn, UUA Young Adult Spirituality & Service Consultant, began a 24-day journey to Ghana where he volunteered in a health clinic, a school, and an orphanage through Amizade, a global service learning organization. Here he reflects on the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/8/2011
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  • I Sit, I Think, I Wonder…

    Beginning August 5, 2011, Erik Mohn, UUA Young Adult Spirituality & Service Consultant, will be embarking on a 24-day journey to Ghana where he will volunteer in a health clinic, a school, and an orphanage through Amizade , a global service learning organization. Here Erik...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/5/2011
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