Part of our mission at Father's House Ghana is to empower local families — and one way in which we do that is through The Jeremiah Project. The Jeremiah Project is a three-part community education support program for children and young adults around the Father's House Ghana and the surrounding community. Participants are chosen through a needs-based application process.
The name has two meanings — one, to honor Jeremiah Banini, the son of pastor David Banini who has been part of the Father's House Ghana since its beginning and who is facilitating the project. The other inspiration for the name comes from Jeremiah 29:11 — “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
We hope that, through these efforts, the Lord will use us to provide a bright future for each and every one of these special young people.
First, we provide basic, introductory lessons to little ones not yet school-age.
This includes courses such as English, Math, Bible Study, Health, and Hygiene. These classes, taught by our staff and resident boys on weekends and during school breaks, help ensure the students are prepared to enter school and be successful once they reach school age.
Second, we support students enrolled in local schools through our Lunch & Learn Program.
Father’s House partners with local students in need by supplying necessary uniforms, books, school supplies, lunch money, haircuts, shoes, backpacks, and more. Equipping a child to attend school provides them much more than an education. Often, as we give a student the gift of education, the love of Jesus is shown to a family who may otherwise remain unreached by the Gospel.
You can sponsor a student for $7.50 per month or by making a one-time gift of just $90 for the academic year. At present, we support 25 students through this program.
Third, we offer apprenticeship opportunities to young ladies in the area.
In our 3-year Apprenticeship Program, young women in our community who are beyond school age are trained as seamstresses and in the traditional arts of batiking and tie-dying fabrics. As they learn marketable skills, the likelihood of their own children falling prey to traffickers who frequent our area is greatly reduced.
Your gift of $35/month for 3 years or a one-time donation of $1200 will provide a young woman with her own sewing machine and sponsor her entire apprenticeship.