BRAVEAURORA currently supports the orphanage of the village of Guabuliga in north Ghana.


The orphanage currently accomodates 45 children between 2 and 16 years of age. Approximately one third of the children are full orphans (OVC's (abbreviation for) orphans and vulnerable children - having lost both father and mother), whose parents primarily have passed away due to lacking medical supply or due to natural catastrophies. The majority of the children living in the orphanage however are "vulnerable children" who mostly still have at least mother or father respectively an extended family (like grandparents, aunts or uncles).


Guabuliga is located in the West-Mamprusi District in the north eastern region of Ghana and has a population of approximately 2000 persons. The inhabitants of Guabuliga and also the orphans (OVC's orphans and vulnerable children) speak 'Mamprusi' - the local dialect - as well as English, the official language of Ghana. Guabuliga predominantly consists of traditional mud-hut compounds, which is typical for northern Ghana and in particular the Mamprusi area. The district city of the West Mamprusi District is called Walewale, which also disposes of a small hospital and is approximately 20km afar. Guabuliga is connected via a sand covered road (which usually is damaged heavily after the rainy season) with Wulugu (approximately 15km afar), a small village directly on the main road which leads through the northern part of Ghana from where public transport (busses) operates also. The biggest city in the proximity of Guabuliga is Bolgatanga (capital of the Upper East Region) which is located in the northern direction (approximately 70km afar) towards the border of Burkina Faso. The population of Guabuliga predominantely lives from farming for their own supply (in particular corn, beans, rice and yams). Guabuliga has a public school with the official school language being English. The natural vegetation of the West Mamprusi district consists of tree savannah with baobab- and sheanut trees. During the dry season (October - April) the sun dries up heavily the lower vegetation.


"How the project started..." call for funds from Ghana, July 2008 (only available in German)