Volunteer to Change

Abandoned Refugee Children’s Home (ARCH )

ARCH is the NGO which runs a home for abandoned children of the Buduburam camp.

Buduburam is a refugee camp located in Kasoa, west of Accra in Ghana. The camp was opened in 1990 by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency as a result of the war in Liberia. There are more than 13,000 refugees from Liberia in the camp.

The camp is served by Liberian and International NGO’S and volunteer organisations.

In 1997, UNHCR discontinued refugee assistance to Liberians in Ghana and the settlement lost much of its funding.

Many refugees still remain in Ghana and the camp still receives new refugees on a regular basis.

Who is a refugee?

“Every person who, owing to external aggression, occupation, foreign denomination or events seriously disturbing order in either part or the whole of his country of origin or nationality, is compelled to leave.”

Since 2002, Regina Mary Kranka has been taking care of some of the children who have found themselves by their parents often due to the lack of support within such an environment.

Regina provides food, shelter and clothing for the children without support from any Government agency and attributes the help that she has had from friends to the “grace of God”. Regina would love to be able to accept more children into her care, and there are plenty of very needy children, but is prevented from doing so as it is so difficult financially.


To mobilize and subject to accountable use, all available and accessible resources including support from Third World Leaders (political, religious and opinion ) to promote the human rights of third world children, especially those in Sub-saharan Africa, to all that is required to provide them with the opportunities to grow into responsible, developed and purpose orientated leaders.

ARCH is a non-profit humanitarian initiative that is dedicated to preserving the dignity of children and enhancing their values as human beings when they attain adulthood.

What is the involvement of Volunteer to Change? 

Regina needs help from volunteers both to help with the everyday task of looking after 25 children but also financially.

VTC has already been able to help in both areas but is really only scratching the surface. The home has recently had to find another house which has been difficult due to cost but fortunately there have been very generous donations from our volunteers which has helped ease the situation. However, much more is needed before Regina and the children have a reasonable environment in which to live.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this project, then please register with us  by filling in our Registration form which can be found on most pages of the site.


Call: 07773521665!

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