Tag Archives: Rescued Children

A Return to Ghana

This week we have a guest post from Lauren Burton. Lauren is the leader of the Find Your Mark chapter in Nashville, TN, and she and her husband lead an annual team to our Care Center to provide dental assessments for each child. Her journey with Touch A Life began as an observer at a fundraising event, and now three years later, she is an adoptive parent and a key supporter in our work happening in Ghana. This month she will travel to Ghana with her family and adopted son, Micah, and will be sharing her family’s experiences throughout the summer. Sometimes life can feel monotonous. Like it is nothing more than a never-ending cycle of to-do lists and errands that threaten to define us. Sometimes though, maybe even every single day, God sends us opportunities that are meant to free us from this trivial haze. One of my chances came in a phone call from a friend inviting me to come with her and a medical team from Nashville, Tennessee, to work with the Touch A Life Foundation in Ghana. As a mom to three young children, it was the last thing I had time for, but it was […]

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When Isaac Grows Up

Meet Isaac! Isaac is constantly smiling – he has a bright, sunny disposition and his joy is contagious. Isaac loves being around people and having conversations about life. He also loves getting his picture taken and he is fascinated with cameras. Isaac likes to read and write, and enjoys reading out loud with his friends.  Isaac wants to attend college and study law! With his charming personality, determination, and thirst for knowledge, he is right on track to meet his goals. If you’d like more information on how you can contribute to the higher education of a child in our care, read about our educational sponsorship or contact us!    

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Celebrate Independence

March 6th is recognized as Ghana’s Independence Day. In 1957, the Ghanaian people celebrated the end of colonial rule in their country, as they were the first nation in sub-saharan Africa to do so. On their very first Independence Day, Queen Elizabeth of England sent a message to be read to the people of Ghana. In it she said, “The hopes of many, especially in Africa, hang on your endeavours. It is my earnest and confident belief that my people in Ghana will go forward in freedom and justice.” This year, we are holding onto that hope and celebrating on March 6th – but for a slightly different reason. Come alongside us as we celebrate the Touch A Life children’s independence and freedom. Join us in rejoicing over the fact that these children are truly independent, free from slavery, and celebrate that they have been rescued and given a loving place to receive rehabilitation. It is your involvement that ensures a bright future for each child in our care. Our Global Family continues to support Touch A Life as we expand and grow, from the help we received to build the Touch A Life Care Center in Kumasi, Ghana, to the […]

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Life After the Rescue

The International Labour Organization has named today “World Day Against Child Labor”. Concerned citizens and aid workers across the globe are coming together to spread awareness about a crisis that few see first-hand. “Rescue” is what comes to mind for most people, after hearing about children trapped in modern day slavery, living in poverty and forced to work with no education and no pay. But rescue does not indicate a one-time action; rather, to rescue someone is to embark upon a long-term journey that leads to freedom. The Touch A Life Foundation is committed to providing holistic customized care for the children in all of our programs that reaches far beyond the day each one is rescued from slavery. The 47 children living at the Touch A Life Care Center in Ghana are lovingly cared for by our Ghanaian house parents and in-country staff. Their days are full as they attend classes at Joy Standard School, play sports, dance, swim, and create masterpieces in the therapeutic art center. Some of the older children living at the Care Center prepare for the future with vocational training. They shadow skilled volunteers who travel to Ghana to provide services, like dental and medical […]

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Crossing the Finish Line

One of the children rescued by the Touch A Life Foundation, nine-year-old Haven Shepherd has faced adversity in her life but is out to prove that she too can make a difference in the world.

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