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Our mission & vision

This page provides in-depth information about Asomdwee Fie - Peace Home as an NGO and community project. 

The Background 

Busua is a small village, of about 3000 inhabitants, on the coast of Western Ghana. Through observations of and research in the village it became evident that there is a lack of sufficient facilities for youths with mental and physical disabilities.

The idea of creating a place for the youth with disabilities in Busua came to life in 2019 through conversations within the community and seeing the lack of support for this marginalised group. Some people in the community had expressed the dream of a place for the youth with disabilities for a long time, but they did not have the resources or access to funds to realise this dream.

In Ghana, there is little to no support from the government for people with disabilities. There are very few (governmental) organisations that are dedicated to this focus group. 

In Busua, this comes to light by seeing people with disabilities sitting at home without any aid or tools for support, and youth with disabilities not getting the possibility to go to school and develop.
Also, parents don’t have knowledge about disabilities and how to deal with them. These external factors result in different extents to which the youth’s well-being is neglected. They cannot get the treatment and attention they need to develop mentally or physically. 

This brings us to the mission and vision of Peace Home. 

The vision

Youths with mental and or physical disabilities in and around Busua, Ghana have the right to develop themselves in a safe environment. Community involvement results in a decrease of marginalisation of this focus group and an increase of respect towards them.

The mission

Creating a day-centre where youth with mental and/or physical disabilities get the chance to develop individually by offering appropriate/suitable therapies and activities and including family members and the community.

Peace Home believes in the vision of the Ghanaian symbol & motto 'Funtumfunafu Denkyemfunafu' (seen below) for unity and diversity, working as a team to serve humanity.
We belive that underprivileged people with mental and physical disabilities should get equal opportunities in life, despite many misconceptions the society has against them. For example, we will offer education and workshops for the development of general skills and creativity. Therapies such as speech and physical therapy will also be offered.
Most importantly, we are striving for a mentally and physically safe and motivating environment.

Peace Home as a community project

Peace Home values community involvement greatly. We believe that a project in a community cannot reach its full potential if the community is not involved from the start. This is why we are persistent in calling Peace Home a community project and actually being true to the meaning of community project in our actions. 

Examples of community involvement:

- Working together with the Assembly Man of the village; 

- Keeping the chief and community comity updated;

- Presenting Peace Home for the community in churches and community meetings;

- Building a strong team that consists people from the community;

- Asking for communal labor and inviting any person of the community to visit and/or contribute in their own way. 

By involving the community in such ways, there will be shared pride of and motivation for Peace Home.

A fun fact

As now officially registered NGO in Ghana, Peace Home is the first organisation in the entire Western Region that is specifically dedicated to aid and support youth with physical and/or mental disabilities!

'Funtumfunafu Denkyemfunafu' 
nurture both true spirit of peace and unity of people of diverse origins, working as a team to serve humanity

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