Maxwell, 16 years old, wants to become a veterinary/veterinary assistant. Over the summer (July/August 2019), Maxwell volunteered at a veterinary clinic in Accra where he was able to learn about veterinary care, treatment and prevention, and observed numerous surgeries. He is currently in his second year of junior secondary school and is studying hard to achieve his dream.
Maxwell is very good with animals. He has cared for different animals from for guinea pigs and rabbits to grasscutters (Cane rats). Beacon House would like to help Maxwell put his skills in animal husbandry towards an income-generating project rearing rabbits for meat. This will not only allow Maxwell to earn income towards his future studies in veterinary medicine but also give him entrepreneurial skills, teach money management skills, and the importance of saving. Maxwell wants to study at the Veterinary College of Ghana in Tamale.
To make this a viable economic enterprise we envision a hutch that can house 3 rabbits (one buck and 2 does) plus their kits for the initial colony. Unlike in the US, we cannot buy a hutch off Amazon.com, it will have to be built from scratch. Estimates for the materials, labor and rabbits are around $370. We are reaching out to our network of supporters for this project so they can follow the progress of this worthy young man as he moves forward in his career. Please consider helping Maxwell realize his dream to care for animals and one day become a practitioner of veterinary medicine.
Beacon House is a US registered NGO operating residential childcare facilities in Accra, Ghana. As teens, like Maxwell, transition out of care, we endeavor to assist them not only with an educational foundation but also with skills that will enable them to become productive members of their community.