Pears Mother and Babies Centre is now open

Afrikids have opened the Pears Mother and Babies Centre at Operation Smiles in Northern Ghana.

30th July 2018

Our long-term partner, Afrikids, have opened the Pears Mother and Babies Centre in Nakwaabi, a rural village in Northern Ghana.

The renovation project refurbished all of the old structures at the home, as well as building a new dormitory block, a purpose-built kitchen and better living quarters for Sister Jane and her team who support the mothers and babies who arrive at their door.

At-risk babies and their mothers will spend three to six months at the centre, where they will be given the shelter, nutrition and healthcare they need at the start of their lives. In addition, the mothers (often teenagers) will receive advice on family planning and learn about the importance of education and healthcare.