Human Being Best runs a number of projects to aid our cause. Below is a list of our current projects:
- Build a new nursery for OSU Children's Home
- Contribute to our parcel of goodies sent to African Orphanages every month
- Sponsor a child
- Support orphanages
- Training courses for underprivileged children
- Toy donations
OSU Children's Home, New Nursery Project
History of Osu Children's Home and Project
Osu Children’s Home (OCH)
The Osu Children's Home had its origins from a child care society which operated in Kaneshie, a suburb of Accra, where a home for the physically disabled is now located. The society was established in 1949 by Norwegian and Ghanaian women to care for orphans and vulnerable children. The numbers of these children increased over time as a result of industrialization and urbanization.
In 1962, the society was taken over by the Government of Ghana and was placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Social Welfare. It was then moved to its present location in Labone to give care and protection to children exposed to moral and physical danger, and re-named the Osu Children's Home. As a government orphanage, OCH is required to take in children and regularly has children left at its doorstep because of its prominent location in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Osu Children's Home Vision
To fully reintegrate all children admitted into the home into mainstream society.
To provide children in the home with appropriate care through laid down regulations and procedures to afford them hope for a better future.
Currently, there are 200 children in the home ages 0-23. The number fluctuates since in some cases children are reunited with families, adopted, graduate, new admissions occur, etc.
Need for the Project
OCH needs a new nursery. The project has become necessary and urgent because the old nursery cannot accommodate the increasing number of babies admitted. The current nursery was built in 1962. It also does not have adequate kitchen, play area, feeding and other facilities. There are currently approximately 40 babies housed in the facility.
The new facility will include crawling, playing, living, feeding and sleeping areas for the babies. A new kitchen will provide for better nutrition and a dedicated bathing area will improve sanitary conditions. The nursery is the last safety net for the most vulnerable infants of Ghana.
The ground floor includes a lobby, kitchen, bathrooms, toddler's eating and play areas, and a staff room.
The first floor will include babies' sleeping, crawling and feeding areas, as well as other conveniences.
Phases of Nursery Project
PHASE 1 - GH¢ 107,710 ($ 69,490)
- Substructure Work
- Concrete Work
- Block Work
PHASE 2 - GH¢ 94,824 ($ 61,177)
- Roofing Work
- Carpentry Work
- Metal Work
PHASE 3 - GH¢ 70,483 ($ 45,473)
- Plumbing and Engineering Installations
- Electrical Installations
- Plaster and Ceiling Finishings
- Painting and Decorating
PHASE 4 - GH¢ 34,650 ($ 22,355)
- Final External Work
Priced Bills of Quantities - General Summary
|A||BILL No. 1 - Preliminaries||10,000|
|B||BILL No. 2 - Main Building||263,017|
|C||BILL No. 3 - External Works||20,000|
(** A detailed bill of quantities is available on request)