Neohumanist Education

Neohumanist Education in West Africa

Education Néohumaniste en Afrique de l'Ouest


Lotus Children’s Centre

Lotus Children’s Centre is committed making a positive difference in the lives of children. Our centre is a demonstration project that offers a home for orphaned and disadvantaged girls, as well as a nursery and kindergarten school facilities. We provide training and professional support for early childhood teachers. Our focus is on developing individuals, both children and teachers who are creative, confident and caring.

Lotus Kindergarten

The Lotus Nursery and Kindergarten has a play-way method of learning for children ages 2 to 6 years. They learn academics, arts and crafts, drama and story telling. There is a cosy and bright classroom, well equipped library and playground.

The school is running since 1993. International volunteers add special classes. The number of children is between 20 and 30. Volunteer are welcome and accommodated at the Girl’s Home.

School fees: 25 USD per 4 months.
School hours: 9am to 3pm

We welcome support of scholarships for the needy children, toys, playing equipment, educational material and art and craft supplies and computer.

Girl’s Home

The home takes in girls of all ages who are orphaned or from needy families. The home provides quality care, protection and including primary and secondary school education as long as the girls have the capacity to meet the basic requirements of study and understanding at the respective primary or secondary level.

The girls receive ongoing university, college or technical training if they demonstrate a mature outlook and self-discipline sufficient for their studies. Those who have completed their formal education receive practical skills and job training.

The Home fosters self-dependency and career development and assists all the girls in their transition to employment and responsible, independent living after their formal education.

The Home is a safe, clean, orderly family-like setting where the girls develop pro-social skills and behaviour. They grow up with cardinal human values such as honesty, truth, respect, service and cleanliness through the example of role models of caretakers, as well as through education and reinforcement.

The Home inspires appreciation for one’s cultural and religious heritage and respect for other cultures and religions of the universal family. The girls learn practices such as meditation and yoga for healthy physical, mental and spiritual growth and have opportunities for creative expression and for the development of talents and capacities. They are given scope for the development of leadership and sense of responsibility.

The Home staff is comprised of the director and one mother. Presently there are 10 girls and there are 9 rooms. The Home has been running since 1992 successfully. International volunteers are welcome.

Support needed: Individual girl sponsors and donation of running supplies.

Donations can be sent to:

Account No. 048 / 3815441
High St. Accra branch
Barclay's Bank


Principal: Didi A. Shanta
email: didiashanta<at>

Sá vidyá yá vimuktaye -- Education is that which liberates -- C'est par l’éducation qu’on devient libre