History

Children’s Health International (CHI) is a registered non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to saving lives, educating children and their families, and providing adequate healthcare to children with infectious and communicable diseases. Since 1998, Children’s Health has provided thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies to rural hospitals in Ghana.

In June 2005, I had the opportunity to go and visit Anum in Ghana, West Africa--the hometown of my father and my aunt, Mrs. Grace Kumi Aaron, founder of Children’s Health International.

After visiting Anum Nursery School in Ghana, West Africa, the board members of CHI are working to expand the mission of our organization to include the improvement of education for the children of Anum. This website is a presentation of the conditions my aunt and I observed on our visit to Anum Nursery School in the summer of 2005, and the teachers and students we met at the school that inspired us to expand our mission and have truly touched our lives forever.

We hope that after viewing this website you will be as touched and inspired as we were after our visit to Anum Nursery School, and you will become a participant and proponent of our expanded mission to raise funds to improve the education of, and secure a successful future for the students of Anum Nursery School.

We encourage you to continue to visit our website for updated information about our organization and our mission.

Thank you and God Bless.

Sincerely,

Grace Kumi Aaron Founder/President And Nanayaa Kumi Publicity Officer

 

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Conditions Of Anum in 2005

Anum Nursery School
The picture on the left is a photo of our visit to Anum Nursery School in 2005 with the students, roughly 80 children mostly between the ages of 4 and 6, in front of their former school--essentially, a 3 room pigpen. In the back row are the teachers, me, and my aunt (in the white T-shirt), founder of Children’s Health International.

Look Inside Anum Nursery School
As we arrived at the school in 2005, the children had just finished eating lunch. Everyday the children were served a small bowl of rice and stew for lunch. The same teachers that taught the students also cooked lunch for the children and washed their dishes afterwards.

Children's Playground
The children still only have three pieces of equipment on their playground--a slide, a merry-go-round, and a see-saw. The building directly to the right of the playground is the new school they started building over ten years ago, that CHI was able to complete in 2008 with support and funding from our donors.