I’ve wanted to blog about my trip to The King’s Village, Ghana for about 2 months and have only just found the time!! I visited The King’s Village back in January this year and it was a truly awe-inspiring trip. The kindness of the Ghanaian people is incredible and I was instantly made to feel at home. One of the main purposes of the trip was for me to see the Nutrition Centre. I work for Operation Orphan and we were interested to see how we could help in this amazing work.
The Nutrition Centre works to rehabilitate malnourished children and educate the carers (often the mothers, but occasionally grandmothers or older sisters). Every day the centre deals with children who are severely malnourished, ensuring that they are carefully re-hydrated and then gradually reintroduced to the right foods. The carers are taught how to make up a porridge called Weanimix from ground nuts, soya beans and maize. This supplies the children with a good mix of the right things to help them grow into strong and healthy children.