Many people in Africa are extremely poor and are suffering greatly. Because of that, most all of them are seeking help from others, which is understandable, considering their desolate living conditions.

They face daily challenges, and struggle to survive due to extreme poverty, hunger, a lack of education, adequate housing and, unsanetary living conditions and the resulting treat of many diseases like malaria and ebola.

Giving money to help them is of course desired, and much appreciated, but since there are so many poor and needy people in Africa, and their short term needs never really end, helping them with money is like putting a drop of water on a hot stone.

It is therefore the conviction of HEARTHS, that the only long term solution to help refugees and poor people in Africa, is by creating opportunities so they can begin to support themselves, which is possible through the establishment of small businesses, which necessitates their need for education

HEARTHS likes to get involved with the following projects:

1. The establishment of a school, an online school through facebook or skype, in combination with pyhysical meetings on the refugee camp in Ghana and all across Africa, so our members can learn practical skills of how they can help themselves. For physical workshops/ dinners in Ghana and other part of Africa,   we will invite one prominent teacher or speaker from the community during every meeting,  to have him/her speak to the group based on selected topics like personal hygiene, basic healthcare, the significance of trust,  honesty, teamwork, time management, project development and leadership skills.

Workshop Objectives

° Promote Oneness and Unity: Meeting regularly as a group in itself energizes and boost the spirit of togetherness and make one to care and create love for one another as a group.

° Promote better understanding of the group vision and help every members to keep abreast of the day-to-day activity of the group project and progress and issue(s) relating to the growth and aim for which the group was formed.

° Provide Member with at least one meal per day. This will encourage members, who otherwise would be  roaming the streets in search for work, food or entertainment to attend the meeting where they get fed while at the same time receiving some very necessary education and motivation.

Workshop budget for around 20 people

Food     --- ---------------Ghc 200.00 ($50)

Drinks -----------------   Ghc 150.00 ($37.50)

Learning Materials----- Ghc   60.00 ($15)

Renting place -----------Ghc. 40.00 ($10)

Total  ---------------------Ghc 480.00 ($120)

2. We need an office space for regular meetings and workshops, but also as a counseling and community center for many of the troubled youth.

Below is a video of such a space in Liberia, made available by one of our members free of charge, the only requirement is that we need to renovate it. You see the team in Liberia has already started to paint the building. There is much more that needs to be done, and we can appreciate your much needed help, so this place can become the headquarter of HEARTHS in Liberia. 

The budet for the office renovation in Liberia, as it was given to me by the executive director Lemuel Taylor is as follows:

To get electricity to the building................. $250
1 Printer $150 and 3 Laptops $150 each... $600
3 Tables $40 each and 3 chairs $75 each.. $345
3 fans $50 each........................................... $150
Wood for door...............................................$100
Floor mat.......................................................$45

We also just started an office building in Uganda, which is necessary before we can implement any  projects there. 

3. The establishment of simple businesses

The investment of such businesses range from appoximately $700 to around $3000, but with the income of those businesses individuals, families, and even small communities can support themselves.

The following videos are from a HEARTHS project in Margibi County, Liberia, where we are in the process of  establishing a community based office through which we can implement our objectives, thus, motivating, educating and empowering less privileged people to have a better life. At this meeting we had over 150 locals present, including the town's chief and community leaders.

On January 26 2019 we started a career development program in Liberia. The career development program is designed to educate Senior High School students in Liberia with knowledge that would help them make the right decision in the quest of choosing a career path. This is significant because it will prepare our audience to become innovative, sensible, responsible, creative and circumspect in deciding how to conduct their lives and activities. 

The budget for such meetings, which are scheduled to take place once a month is as follows: 
$223, which includes Breakfast, lunch, rice, soup, oil, fish, char coal, transportation for the team in liberia, the printing of T shirts and  publicity.