In 2000, Nana Dee (aka Adelaide) was approached by someone from Sierra Leone that an orphanage had been burnt to the ground by some vandals. Funds and building materials were needed to erect a new home for the orphans. Adelaide supported the project by donating some of the funds needed.
In 2005, Nana Dee Foundation (NDF) was born; with the aim of supporting orphans; as Adelaide also lost both of her parents when she was young. Adelaide has continued to offer both financial and material support to various orphanages around the world.
In 2007, Nana Dee and her husband visited Sierra Leone and found a pressing need to continue the support of orphaned children after the civil war. She continued to support the children in whatever way she could.
A scheduled trip to Sierra Leone was canceled following the outbreak of the Ebola crisis.
In 2015, Nana Dee and her husband (aka Sam), travelled to both Sierra Leone and Ghana; as they wanted to spend some more time in the orphanages in order to gain the following insights:
Main plights faced by children.
How to best structure the support they were offering after the Ebola crisis and sustainability.
Children are now tracked and supported throughout their education until they graduate to become valued members of society.
During the trip; it was apparent that:
were of paramount importance if these children were to have a decent standard of living.
Nana Dee Foundation continues to work tirelessly for the orphans they care for, as we see a need to provide these children with good quality resources which would normally be thrown away by other children in the Western economies.
Nana Dee also hopes; that through their work; the children would be encouraged to have a sense of pride; as failure is not an option.
It is still our priority to support orphanages and primary schools in both Sierra Leone and Ghana. In addition to this, Nana Dee Foundation is currently investigating the feasibility of establishing our very own purpose built complex.
Our main aim is to create a holistic learning environment which would enable the children to grow into valued members of society, as they take pride in everything that they do.
The Nana Dee Foundation began the building of the Nana Dee Orphanage (Interim Care Centre) at the end of 2017 with an anticipated completion date of 2019.
The Nana Dee Orphanage (Interim Care Centre) officially opened it’s doors after a year of building works. All the relevant security and social welfare checks have been cleared and it can now be called a loving home for children between the ages of 0 to 18 years old. The site can house up to 30 children.