Born: 2009
Financial adoption: fam. Kwast, Holland


Early 2014 Joel came to PCC after spending some years in Kumasi Children’s Home where he was brought after being abandoned. We think he was born around 2009.

In KCH he was especially loved by some European volunteers, who cared for him and liked the twinkle in his eyes and his energetic way of trying to make progress. In the years after 2014 some of these volunteers even came to PCC to visit Joel to see with their own eyes how much progress he had made after his coming to PCC.

On arrival in PCC Joel couldn’t walk yet and talking was difficult because of his cerebral palsy. It didn’t take long before he learned how to walk, first with a walker, later with only a walking stick and after that even without any aid. Joel is a keen member of the early morning exercise group and also does his best to join in football. He enjoys life even if sometimes he can get a bit cross if things don’t go his way. Don’t underestimate him, he is more clever than you might expect.

He is loved by all in PCC and feels very much at home in our Community!