Stories

Our School!!

We are excited to announce the formalization of TWCF’s school “Homestead Alternative Academy”! We have been in discussions with the Abia State Ministry of Education for two months have initiated application to formally register.  with the State.  The Ministry sent a delegation to visit to our home and upon seeing the children both in the home and in  three classroom settings that we […]
By |October 5th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Our School!!

Chickens!

Before Mummie Canada and I arrived in the village we had two chickens, one rooster and 7 chicks. By the time we did arrive, there were 3 chicks, and over the last few weeks there are no longer any chicks! The crows and vultures had discovered the chicken restaurant in our compound and sneakily snatched away all our babies! […]
By |August 18th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Chickens!

Renovation time

It has been a very busy last few weeks! The renovations and house maintenance has commenced. There has been mass time spent fixing beds and shelving, organizing storage for everything in the house, building a new clothesline (again), knocking a wall out in the guard house, working on the vehicles and gen, new chicken coop in the works, adjusting […]
By |August 18th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Renovation time

Daddy Canada

Steve ‘Daddy Canada’ landed safely in Nigeria 11 days ago and has now been at the children’s home for 5 days. He was welcomed with great excitement and love by all the children and staff. A great many things have changes since his last vist a year ago, when we only had 4 children! So there were lots of […]
By |July 28th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Daddy Canada

*Needed: International Volunteer Teachers and…

***We, The Wanted Children Foundation, are looking for two individuals to come and serve/volunteer with us in Nigeria, in our extremely RURAL village area, and work with our orphaned children for a duration of no less then 1yr, preferably 2yrs with possibility of renewal each year: Either a married couple or two individuals who are either both teachers, or one […]
By |July 16th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on *Needed: International Volunteer Teachers and…

Broken Nissan

Well last week as Amos and I traveled to Umuahia to get some things for the house and have some meetings, our Nissan Terrano finally gave out. I had driven a few days before and said to mom, while we drove to an Eze’s house, that the SUV was in terrible condition and I couldnt believe it was still […]
By |July 16th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Broken Nissan

Speech struggles

We have recognized that speech is a large issue in our house. We have at least half of our children that struggle with various speech challenges, from simple lisps to severe stammers and word formations. It shows very clearly how the ‘shock and trauma’ of their previous lives has so greatly affected them. That, along with the lack of […]
By |July 2nd, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Speech struggles

The Little Ones

All of our little ones are growing and learning every day. It is amazing to tsee the progress especially with some of the serious challenges they face. Michael is now able to hold his own cup and with help feed himself, he also enjoys to hang himself off the couch or chair so his feet are touching the ground. This […]
By |July 2nd, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on The Little Ones

Routines and Learning

Life has been very busy the last week. Up early and in bed late, following the daily routines as well as making changes and adjustments for efficiencies sake. There is still limited sleep at night due to various children and diaper changes or bad dreams, to night vigils or wake keeps in the community, or to chi-chi ba mice […]
By |July 2nd, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Routines and Learning

Children and Staff

The staff and children have all been keeping well in the village during this rainy season. There have been a few colds going around, but with the help of hot water, fresh ginger root, local honey and lime juice we are quickly treating the symptoms and shortening its life-span. School classes have been going well, with each of the children […]
By |June 14th, 2015|Children's Home, Stories, Trending|Comments Off on Children and Staff