Category Archives: child writers



Teenaged orphan girls, Adullam Orphanage, Obuasi


As my request I will rather tell you NO. Because can not take good care of me. Secondly, I will tell you that you will rather stop learning. And every day thinking about the guy. Thirdly, the man will tell you to have sex with you. After having sex with him and you impregnate, he will never accept the baby. But now you will be the loser and he will gained. And he will still continue his school, meanwhile you the loser will drop out of school. So is for me I will never have a boyfriend.

 By Sandra Amoah


My Self, by Rosalind


My name is Rosalind

I am seven years old

I am fair in complexion

I am about two fit tall

the food I like is fried rice and chicken

the game I like best is ludy

When I wake up in the morning I bath

and I brush my teeth

When I finished bathing I scrub my self and

I well [wear] my dress and

I go out and Play

  • – By Rosalind Ananemanu

Rosalind Ananemanu


Rosalyn Ananemanu

This is Rosalind Ananemanu. She is 7 years old. She is in Class 2 at Holy Child Elementary School.

Rosalind likes to read and write. In fact, her friends tell me that she is “very, VERY good” at reading. She also likes to do sports, especially bicycling.

She also happens to be an excellent dancer. You can see one of her recent performances here.

Rosalind has one brother and four sisters. She is the youngest child in her family. Her father is a miner for AngloGold Ashanti, and her mother is an English teacher for Class 1.

Rosalind wants to be a doctor when she grows up!

Loreda Zachary


Loreda Zachary

This is Loreda Zachary. She is 5 years old and is in Class 1 at Jesus Cares Elementary School.

Loreda can already read and write! Her mother is a trader at the Obuasi market and her father is a miner for AngloGold Ashanti.

Loreda is an excellent dancer. You can see her getting down in this “Crazy Kids” Dance Clip as well as in this one here.

When she isn’t busy going to school or dancing, Loreda’s favorite activity is eating fried rice. Not only does she confirm that this is her favorite thing to do; all of her friends agree that this is the case as well!

Najact Rewieda


Najact (standing, on the right) and friends

Najact Rewieda is 11 years old. She attends the AGA (AngloGold Ashanti) school, where she is in Class 5C. Najact has 2 sisters, one older, one younger, and also one younger brother.

Najact’s father is a miner for AngloGold Ashanti. Her mother is a trader. She sells ground nuts at the Obuasi market.

Najact enjoys bicycling and football, running and also swimming.

She has contributed to a number of stories on this blog, including “The Three Friends“, a story about three friends named Najact, Ebenezer and Chelsea!

Sandra Amoah


Sandra Amoah. She is to thank for getting this blog started.

Sandra Amoah’s full name is Sandra Yafi Agyapomaah Amoah. She is thirteen years old and is in the eight grade. She lives in Obuasi, Ghana.

Sandra is the reason this blog exists in the first place.

Sandra made me feel right at home in my new neighborhood. She is a very warm, friendly, intelligent and generous girl, and very eager to learn new things. She places a very high value on education.

Sandra approached me one day and asked if she could be my friend. I of course was very happy to meet new people who wanted to be my friend.

The next day, Sandra and three of her friends paid me a social visit.

Within a few hours, there were no less than 11 children at my house.

Sandra told me she wanted to learn many things. She had never used a camera before and asked me if I would teach her how to take pictures. I did, and she learned very quickly (you can see the photos she and her friends took that day here).

Sandra also told me she wanted to learn how to use a computer and the internet. I told her that I would be happy to teach her and her friends. I told her if she would bring me some stories of her life or other things that she and her friends had written, that I would put them on a blog on the internet, where the whole world could read their stories.

The next day, I was handed over ten hand-written stories, poems, riddles and biographies. I spent the next several hours typing them up and posting them on this blog. That is how this blog was born: from the request of one young girl in Obuasi, Ghana, asking me if I would teach her and her friends how to use a computer and the internet.

Sandra attends the St. Thomas Catholic School. Her first contributions to this blog were short autobiographical pieces, which you can see here and here.

Sandra understands the importance of a good education, and she has big plans. She wants to be either a pilot or a doctor when she grows up! She also wants to help orphans everywhere after she finishes high school.

Sandra has one younger brother named Eugene, who is also a contributor to this blog. Her favorite sport is football. She also helps her mom at home after school.