10 Apr Chatting with Prosper, a Pioneer of Horizons Children’s Centre
Posted at 19:57h in West AfricaWritten by Michelle Newlands, West Africa Grassroots Education Program Leader Horizons Children’s Centre (HCC) is a registered charity in the upper east region of Ghana that provides housing, clothing, food and education to young boys in the Sandema community. HCC is one of Operation Groundswell’s oldest partners and best friends! Those who have been there know the centre is a family built with people from all over the world with love and support for all who walk through the centre’s doors. OG has had the honour of working with this incredible group since 2006. Over the years, we have watched the young boys at the centre grow into remarkable young men. Since it was founded by Heather Menezes in 1999, we’ve seen the centre’s programs expand from supporting 5 boys to 25 individuals with up to 14 secondary school scholarships for young women in the nearby communities. Among HCC’s amazing team is Agamboa Adadi Prosper. He was one of the first to join HCC and considers himself a pioneer of the centre. Prosper was 12 years old when he came to the centre in 2000 and met Heather. At that time he was living on the streets and sleeping in bus stations. Over a decade later, Prosper has overcome incredible obstacles and is proud to call HCC his home. Each year when OG visits Sandema, Prosper shares his story with us giving a glimpse of what young boys, forced to live on the streets, face each day just to survive.