Hearts of Children

By Michael Sowah

A few weeks ago, I embarked on a significant project close to my heart – building a website for Hearts of Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children in need in my home community in West African Ghana. As a senior majoring in Communication, I channeled my skills in writing, web design, and social media management to create a platform that would increase awareness and encourage more people to join our cause. Today, I am thrilled to share the journey of creating the Hearts of Children website and the impact it can have on the lives of vulnerable children.

The purpose of the Hearts of Children project was to build a dynamic website that effectively communicated our organization’s mission and encouraged community involvement. Our main objectives were to raise awareness about the challenges faced by children in Ghana, inspire empathy through compelling stories, raise funds to support our initiatives and create a space for our supporters to connect and collaborate through an interactive discussion forum.

The result of our dedication and hard work is the Hearts of Children website – a platform that highlights the importance of supporting vulnerable children in West African Ghana. Through engaging content such as success stories, testimonials, and impactful statistics, we aim to show visitors the direct impact of our work. The website’s visually appealing design, complemented by images and videos, offers a powerful narrative that tugs at the heartstrings.

The journey was not without its challenges. From content gathering to technical implementation, we faced obstacles that demanded creative solutions. Collecting accurate and up-to-date information on the challenges faced by children in Ghana required extensive research and collaboration with local partners. Additionally, integrating the discussion forum seamlessly into the website’s design required thorough testing and troubleshooting. Encouraging initial participation in the forum was a hurdle that we overcame through proactive engagement and encouragement. Ensuring that the website’s design and functionality remained consistent across various devices, including smartphones and tablets, proved to be a technical challenge. Optimizing the user experience for different screen sizes and resolutions demanded careful attention to detail. Making sure the website functioned correctly across different web browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer) was a technical challenge. We had to perform extensive testing to identify and address any compatibility issues.

The Hearts of Children website is not just a virtual space; it symbolizes our unwavering commitment to creating a positive change in the lives of children in need. Through this project, we hope to inspire the world to join us on this meaningful journey, where compassion and support have the power to make a difference in West African Ghana. Together, we can create a brighter future for the hearts of these children.

Use the link below to visit our website. https://madugusheilla.wixsite.com/heartsofchildren

Presentation of the website.