BAOBAB CHILDREN FOUNDATION is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Ghana and was founded in 2001.
Its purpose lies in the implementation of development projects in Ghana in respect of human rights and environmental protection.
Through education and advocacy we aim to tackle many of the issues affecting Ghana today and through our various activities demonstrate alternative ways of living and working.
In order to achieve our aims, a number of activities have been successfully implemented and continue to be developed. These include the Baobab School for Trades and Traditional Arts, Baobab House, the Baobab Culture Troupe, the Special Needs Unit and the Baobab Medicinal and Organic Farm.
Through these activities we have been able to address many issues – inclusive education, the preservation of traditional arts, environmental protection, recycling of plastic, the use of renewable energy, building with local materials, organic farming and the use of medicinal plants.
By providing solutions to improving lives by increasing economic opportunity and improving the environment through sustainable interventions, we aim to limit the migration of young Ghanaians. If a better future is offered, few people would ever wish to leave home.
The German Founder and Managing Director – Edith de Vos – is an experienced educator and lives mainly in Ghana to oversee the work, although she travels to Germany for periods in order to fund-raise and to market the products made by the School. In Ghana she works alongside a team of 54 local people and together they continue to plan new projects to extend the work of the Foundation.