Kumasi Christian International Academy
Through the Christian International Academy and founder Judy Ankrah, God is doing incredible things in Ghana!
We envision our children growing up spiritually, mentally, and physically strong,
to become Christian leaders of Ghana
Kumasi Christian International Academy—
“Hope, and a Future” for Ghana’s Children
Click on ALL these links to find out everything about the Kumasi Christian International Academy
Click HERE for information about the Academy
Click HERE for Judy's Story
NEWS UPDATE: Judy wins Southwest Airlines "Winning Spirit Award"!
Judy was selected from over 57,000 employees at Southwest Airlines for the "Winning Spirit Award", which was presented 27 August 2018! She was recognized for her outstanding volunteerism, selflessness, and leadership as she established and operates the Kumasi Christian International Academy, as well as her superb performance as a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant. She was flown to a huge awards dinner at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas to receive her award, and was recognized and praised by Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon, and COO Mike Van De Ven. Congratulations, Judy!
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They Just Found Out They Are Orphans....
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Click HERE to view our Monthly and Future Budget
Click HERE to view Current and Future Goals
Click HERE to view current and past Newsletters
Click HERE for lots of Photos!
Click HERE for Donor Information—PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE DONATING
The street children of Kumasi have no “Hope,” nor a “Future”… this is why the Christian International Academy is so important!
Along with the basic survival needs of a warm meal, clean drinking water, clothing, and a safe place to sleep, the Christian International Academy also provides excellent Christian-based academic and spiritual training to Kumasi, Ghana’s poorest and most vulnerable street children.
As its name implies, Christ is first in all the Christian International Academy does. From a humble beginning in 2007 with only a worn-out wooden building, 28 students and one teacher, today it serves 342 children and 22 staff members in multiple sturdy concrete and stucco classroom buildings! (See the photos at the end)
Almost no funding from other Ghana organizations and international relief organizations reaches the neediest areas of Kumasi around the Christian International Academy. Hundreds, even thousands of children on the streets are hungry, abused, improperly clothed, uneducated, and have no hope of any kind of a better life. They are desperate.
As Judy says,
“There are actually kids out there in my world who struggle every day for a meal and a safe place to sleep. Education is not even in the picture if you are hungry and worried about where you will sleep that night.”
This school is much more effective than other organizations because of one very important person—Ms Judy Ankrah!
The school was founded and is managed by Judy, who was born and raised in Kumasi and now a citizen of the United States of America. She works full time as a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant based in Baltimore, Maryland, and until 2017 has funded the school entirely from her small salary. Thanks to the recent sponsorship of New Horizons, Judy is now able to accept tax-deductible donations to help fund the school. She is incredibly frugal and efficient in how she allocates her funds to get maximum effect for the children and staff. She travels back and forth to Ghana at least twice a month to direct the Academy, supervise her small staff and look after the children. Because Judy raises all her funding through her own labor, independent of local government bureaucracy, she can direct it to serve the people who need it most.
She is widely known by the local children as “Mama Anna” (from her middle name), and they love to follow her and hold her hands as she walks the neighborhood on her regular “patrols”. This is why the Kumasi Christian International Academy is so successful—Judy’s personal touch and direct involvement are vital and effective!
As Judy says with a big smile,
“The children—they are what really get me going in the morning!”
Every day, children on the streets of Kumasi are hungry, in danger, and worrying if they will be able to sleep safely that night. Any day could be their last—and sometimes it is.
By donating to the Christian International Academy, right now, you can partner and share in Judy's vision to provide a safe place to go, clothing, two warm meals a day, Christian instruction and academic training. Everything is in place—all that is needed is the funding. Your tax-free donation will offer these children what may be their only chance to grow up into educated, mature, mentally and spiritually healthy adults.
You can literally change the course of history, raising up future Christian leaders for a whole society and a nation!
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