Acacia Shade

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Acacia Shade

Acacia Shade is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of people with disabilities in Ghana.

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In Ghana, if you are born with a mental or physical disability, it is often viewed as a bad omen or curse. These children and their families are shunned by their communities. Because of lack of education and resources, most live a life of desperate poverty. As such, many of these children are hidden away, killed, or abandoned and left to die in the wilderness or in ill-equipped orphanages.

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Our Impact

In Ghana, being born with a disability often means a life of shame and isolation. It can even be a death sentence. People living with disabilities are regarded as useless and seen as an economic burden to society.

Acacia Shade is dedicated to the welfare of people with disabilities in Ghana. We accomplish our mission by implementing inclusion programs, supporting existing organizations in Ghana that share our mission, and educating communities to eradicate stigmas surrounding people with disabilities.

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Symbol of survival

The African Acacia tree is one of the extraordinary survival stories of the natural world. Having survived for centuries in one of the harshest landscapes on earth, the Acacia tree has continued to adapt to its surroundings and remains a prominent source of shade and respite on the sun-scorched African Savanna. This incredible tree is a beautiful symbol of children with mental and physical disabilities in Ghana, the challenges they face and their will to survive. Helping these deserving children thrive in their environment despite their harsh circumstances is what Acacia Shade hopes to achieve.


"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit"

-Nelson Henderson


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