• Secondary School Scholarship Fund

    For most children in Ghana, having the chance to get to High School is a rare and difficult dream. Help us make it the norm by supporting the Scholarship Fund, which provides the most vulnerable and academically promising children to go to the best secondary schools in the country. Happy Kids’ key focus has always been to […]

  • Volta Charity Soccer League

    The Volta Charity Soccer League (VCL) is the first ever soccer league created for vulnerable children in the Volta Region of Ghana. VCL was launched in 2014, in collaboration with Happy Kids and fair trade fashion company, Della. VCL was established to create a network of orphanages and children in the Volta Region of Ghana […]

  • After School and Vocational Training Center

    The After School and Vocational Training Center provides community children with a space to learn skills and trades, and promotes creativity and literacy. The Gbi-Wegbe community has very little educational and employment opportunities, which means that few youth are able to escape the poverty trap that they were born into. As children grow older, their parents […]

  • Internet Café and IT Training

    The HK Internet Cafe provides training in computer literacy to vulnerable children and adults, while also providing the organisation with a potential source of income. The majority of children in Ghana do not have access to computers or Internet. As we all know, the Internet can serve as a vital educational resource and source of income. […]

  • Sewing Skills Training Program

    Sewing training provides our kids with income-generating skills that can sustain their lives. In Ghana girls have little in the way of career opportunities and are often educated less. Research has found that when women in the developing world are empowered through their own income generating activities, they invest 90% of the proceeds back into […]

  • Livestock and Agriculture Program

    Agriculture and livestock initiatives add nutrition to the children’s diets and provide much needed income. We are continually expanding our farming, livestock and gardening program. Happy Kids has several demonstration farms at the school and house, and a large farming property near the river in the village. The Farming program teaches the kids how to […]

  • Nutrition

    The basis for a healthy, successful life is a healthy diet.  We work with local community members so that the children at Happy Kids receive three nutritious, balanced meals on a daily basis. This includes feeding over 140 children every day. Having access to food is a basic human necessity that many children in Wegbe don’t have the luxury […]

  • Education

    All children should have the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to break the cycle of poverty, raise healthier families, and help build their communities. A quality education is the basis for a productive life, and we work especially hard to train our teachers and inspire our students. Globally, there are 58 million […]

  • The Music Program

    The Music Program provides vulnerable children with a creative outlet through lessons in piano, guitar, and traditional drumming. Initiated in January 2015, the Happy Kids Music Program is an integral part of providing children in Gbi-Wegbe with a creative outlet. Musical instruments are considered incredible luxuries in Ghana, inevitably resulting in a lack of opportunity for […]

  • Infrastructure

    We’ve built critically needed infrastructure including an 8 classroom school, a dormitory, bathrooms and a modern kitchen.  Happy Kids began as a school under the trees, and as such building infrastructure has been one of our key focuses in the last 5 years. The first major infrastructure project was the construction of a dormitory building […]


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We are officially a 501(c)(3) organization !!

19 June 2019 | 8:47 pmUncategorized

We have some very exciting news to share with you! Over a year and a half ago, we embarked on the journey of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization as a public charity. We are SO happy to announce that we have been approved!   Having this important status presents Happy Kids with new, exciting opportunities. Not […]


2019 Junior High School Graduation

27 June 2019 | 11:21 pmUncategorized

Congratulations to our 2019 Junior High School Graduates! This year was our first official JHS Graduation Ceremony! Our management team worked very hard to put on an amazing celebration. The graduates were beaming with pride as they were acknowledged in front of their families and peers for all of their accomplishments. We began our ceremony […]


Memento Mori $50,000 charity contest!

7 April 2019 | 11:48 pmUncategorized

Our friends at Memento Mori Winery: Hayes Drumwright, Susana Drumwright, Adam Craun, and Adriel Lares held a generous photo challenge where they gave away $50,000 to the charity that best represented their motto, Remember to Live. We are thrilled to announce that Happy Kids Foundation won!! Memento Mori’s generous donation will fund an entire school […]


Transition Home in Accra!

9 February 2019 | 4:07 pmUncategorized

We are happy to announce that we got the keys to our first transition home in Accra! 🏠 Many of the secondary schools and jobs are located in the busy capital, over 3 hours away from our small village of Wegbe. Over the past few years, we have struggled to find a way to provide housing […]


“We Are One – One Love”

5 November 2018 | 4:20 pmUncategorized

Happy Kids keeps 200 children educated, 50+ children protected and 30 local staff employed in rural Ghana because of a collective, consistent effort. Our kids are growing up, and so are we. Our family is growing too. Steven Kent + Nancy Castro, you’ve opened your hearts to a mission that is worlds away and joined […]


Career Talk for our Junior High Students!

17 October 2018 | 4:41 pmUncategorized

As our children get older, we are faced with new challenges – including introducing them to the real world after graduation. Happy Kids helped organize a career talk forum for Junior High Students from three local schools to help them on their path as they begin to consider their future. Our guests included a local […]


Launching the First Girls Soccer League

25 August 2016 | 4:25 pmUncategorized

We’re thrilled the announce that we’re planning to launch the first girls soccer league in Ghana. In 2014, Happy Kids and Della partnered to launch the Volta Charity Soccer League. VCL addressed a critical issue for vulnerable and orphaned children, in that most are not able to access or participate in organised sports. VCL created […]


The Sponsorship Program

16 March 2015 | 9:49 amSponsorship

With the launch of the Sponsorship Program, individuals can sign onto sponsor individual children and support them to build the foundations for a better life. We’re thrilled to finally be able to launch the sponsorship program and introduce our wonderfully talented, wacky, brilliant Happy Kids. On the Sponsorship Page, you will find profiles for every one […]


Welcome to the new Happy Kids website!

16 March 2015 | 9:35 amUpdates

We are thrilled to launch our new website, which we hope is a space that can be informative, engaging and provide updates to the supporters that make our work possible. For the last year and a half, we have been dreaming of a new website that would showcase not only the work that we do […]


2014: The Happy Kids Year in Review

25 February 2015 | 1:19 pmPrograms,Updates,What we do

In 2014 we focused on growing our projects, improving nutrition and education, and ensuring that our kids feel more loved and empowered. Infrastructure In the last year, we completed construction on a modern kitchen and an additional bedroom for our oldest boys. This extra space drastically improved the safety and hygienic conditions for the kids. In August, […]