Originally started as a school in 1995, Elizabeth Gbone created Happy Kids as a response to the wide array of orphans and underprivileged children in rural area of Gbi-Wegbe, Ghana. Elizabeth began teaching vulnerable children under the trees. Happy Kids steadily grew to supporting over 100 children, but Elizabeth struggled to care and feed for them without proper infrastructure or resources.
In 2010, Happy Kids partnered with an American named Kelsey Finnegan to expand on Happy Kids infrastructure and implement empowering and income generating projects. Happy Kids Foundation was formally registered as a local NGO in Ghana, and has since made incredible progress.
Today, Happy Kids educates and feeds 200 children on a daily basis, provides housing for 50 vulnerable children and is implementing a wide array of community-based projects. Happy Kids Foundation’s focus is on empowering the local community and children to learn income generating skills that can sustain their lives, and empowering and enabling vulnerable youth to transition into productive adulthood.
Vice President / Director of Special Programs
Director of Finance
Director of Communication & Sponsorship
Director of Education
Director of Fund Development
We work to empower vulnerable children so that they can grow up to be whoever they want to be
We implement a variety of projects that empower children to know their value and develop the means to supporting themselves in adulthood.
Sponsorship of individual children enables us to support and care for vulnerable children who have been abandoned or orphaned.
Education & Housing
We provide well-rounded, quality education to 140 students and house 40 vulnerable children and orphans every day.
We work to spread awareness for the benefit of our kids and for children living in poverty all over the world.