vocational training center
Our Vocational Training Center is located in Yeji on the shores of Lake Volta. Yeji is known as the slave hub for Ghana. Our vocational training students are taught tailoring which is a much needed skill in their community. Upon graduation, they are given the tools needed to start their own business. When young adults are taught a valuable trade, they are able to provide a sustainable income for their families. This reduces the risk of child trafficking and helps to stop child slavery through education.
The Micah 6:8 Project campus continues to expand.
In October of 2019, we opened our first Primary School for children in preschool through level 6. In 2021, we opened a junior high school. Many children in Yeji are unable to attend school because their families are not able to afford the school fees. By opening the primary school and junior high, we are able to help break the cycle of slavery and poverty through education. This gives many children hope in their future that they did not have before. Not only do our students receive an education but we also have a meal program. Our students come to school hungry and that must stop so we are happy to be able to provide them a substantial meal daily.
Jacob's Wells is a non-profit organization under The Micah 6:8 Project. Jacob was a lively, vibrant young man who made his presence known everywhere he went. In June of 2017, he tragically passed away in a swimming accident. To honor his memory, Jacob’s Wells was established. His mother, Kim, is a longtime board member of The Micah 6:8 Project and has made many trips to Ghana. Jacob loved playing with and mentoring young kids, so it only seemed right that we build water wells in Ghana to bring life-sustaining water to villages full of children.
You may have never lost a child but you can do something to change the path of one through Jacob’s Wells.
You can help be a part of the project by donating to The Micah 6:8 Project and Jacob’s Wells. To date we have put in 21 clean water wells, 18 of them being Jacob's Wells.
Mike Jones Memorial Medical Clinic
Mike Jones was the most fun-loving, kind soul. He always had a heart for a medical clinic in Yeji, which is why it was only fitting after he suddenly passed away in February of 2020 that we build a medical clinic in his name.
The Mike Jones Memorial Medical Clinic was completed in 2021. It is being used to treat the 350+ students in the primary school and junior high along with the vocational training center students, educators, and their families.
With this clinic, we are now able to treat many acute illnesses, such Malaria, which can lead to death if untreated.
The provider in the clinic also monitors the students weights and nutrition levels so that early intervention for malnutrition can be addressed.
Healthcare can be expensive so keeping our students healthy is imperative in ensuring they can be successful in the classroom. The facility is also used by our medical mission team every March so that additional care can be provided in a private setting.