The founders

Dreams become reality. Everything surrounding us has once been imagined, planned and realized by somebody. Also Bioh Memorial Children's village.

Bioh Memorial Children's Village was founded by Opanin Akwasi Addae, together with co-founders Mr Fred Seng from the USA and cousin Abigail Kobiaah from The Netherlands.

They started the project in loving memory of late Maame Bioh who took take of many children from Anyanso village in her own house.

Opanin Akwasi Addae

Opanin Akwasi Addae’s mission is to create opportunities for disadvantaged children.

Life however took a curved road in accomplishing this mission. Opanin’s mother died when he was eight years old. As a young man Opanin Addae travelled to the USA, lived and worked there, got married and had three children (who are grown up by now).

Later in life Opanin Addae decided to return to Ghana and help the people and children of his hometown village after being helped by so many people himself. He started a construction company so he could have the Bioh school and orphanage built. Chief Nana Obiri Yeboah and other residents donated land for the project. Classes are run since 2013.

Bioh Memorial Children's Village wants to cater two hundred children of which Opanin Addae and his co-founder Mr Fred Seng take responsibility for the initial intake of forty children. Currently fifteen children are being sponsored already, living with other families waiting for the moment to move into the two stories and eight bedrooms building as soon as it is furnished (November 2016)

Opanin Addae is blessed with two sons and one beautiful daughter, Opanin Kofi, Nana Kwasi and Maame Yaa Bioh. Behind this man and his great dream lives a legacy that will make this orphanage and schoolcontinue for as long as it is needed. With your help!

Mr Fred Seng

Co-founder Mr Fred Seng is a dear friend of Opanin Addae from Chicago. They met in 1986 through a remarkable event.

When he was living in the USA, one day Opanin Addae wanted to buy a truck and none of the staff of the car company was serving him because they did not consider him, being a black man, a genuine client. Mr Fred Seng however did step forward and sold him a truck. Ever since that day they have been best mates who help each other whenever they can.

Fred shared Opanin's mission to help disadvantaged children in a joined effort and stepped in.

Bioh Village is determined to cater two hundred children. The founder, Opanin Addae and his co-founder Mr Fred Seng take financial responsibility for the initial intake of forty children. Currently fifteen children are being sponsored already; they temporarily live with other families waiting for the moment to move into the two stories and eight bedrooms building as soon as it is furnished.

Mr Seng is blessed with two sons, Kyle and Cory. Through the children of Mr Seng and Addae their great dreams live a legacy that will make this orphanage and school continue for as long as it is needed. With your help!

Fred Seng together with Mr Jeffrey Aleck also donated a bus to use for transport of the children to and from surrounding villages or for educational excursions outside the school. In the pictures below you can see the donated van as well as the foundation of the building.

Abigail Kobiaah

Abigail Kobiaah is a cousin of Bioh's founder Opanin Akwasi Addae and an enthusiastic promotor of the Bioh project. She is one of the three founders and our contact person in Europe. Over there she is the one to spread the word, look for volunteers and she will also ship goods from The Netherlands to Ghana for Bioh Children's Village.

Abby herself is a regular visitor of (the project in) Anyanso, Ghana but she lives in The Netherlands in Drachten where she runs a shop called 'Be wise, buy wise', www.bewisebuywise.nl, where she sells fridges, washing machines, professional kitchen interiors and the like. One third of the profits is donated to Bioh Memorial Children's Village. Take a look at her website.

 
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