Our History

EHFA Opens Its First School

During her last visit to Ghana, Founder Vivian Childs saw the need for greater access to education for all children. Vivian felt she had to do something. After her experience with an organization she had helped but had to sever ties with, she knew she had to be there to begin the work. Using the last of the her funds she brought as spending money for her trip, Vivian commission the erection of a 4 classroom wooden structure which became Education and Health for Africa’s first school – Rising World Academy in Kpone, Ghana.

Through the result of Vivian’s initial effort, EHFA was able to hire a staff for Rising World Academy, consisting of 2 teachers and 2 part-time assistant teachers. The academy, at it’s very beginning stage, has 20 children ranging from 6 months to 12 years old enrolled.

This is just the beginning. EHFA will be building bigger learning centers along with clinics throughout Ghana within the local communities.


Rising World Academy School began out of a need seen by the founder, Vivian Childs, during a return visit to Ghana in 2012. She saw the need for greater access to education and healthcare in the areas she visited. Using the funds she had taken as “spending money,” she completed all the government requirement forms to develop the non-profit government organization (NGO)-Education and Health for Africa. She was able to use the remaining funds to build and erect a four classroom wooden structure school named the Rising World Academy School, which aims to educate K-12 students while also encouraging them to impact their communities.

As a result of erecting this new opportunity for education in Ghana, through growth we foresee the need for a new school building in order to further increase access to a quality education to more children in the surrounding communities. WE NEED YOU!! We would like to take several

skill sets for the assessment trip this summer, and are soliciting help with the construction and furnishing of the new school building. We also need monetary help with providing the right educational environment for the students to thrive and grow in (i.e. school supplies, help with tuition costs, technology needs such as computers and software).

In 2015, we registered RWA with the Ghana Education System (GES) and obtained a license to operate Creech (Daycare), Nursery, Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High School.