Organization Profile

Adopt One Village

PO Box 347
West Orange, NJ 07052
United States

Contact: Emmanuel "Baba" Anim-Sackey
Telephone: 973-518-2260
Email: animsackey@adoptonevillage.org

Religious Affiliation: None

Mission: Adopt One Village was founded by West Orange, New Jersey mailman Emmanuel ‘Baba’ Anim-Sackey who came to New Jersey from the village of Kwahu-Abetifi in Ghana, Africa over 12 years ago. As the youngest of eight children Baba, as he is affectionately known, walked two miles to school in his bare feet. He didn’t get his first pair of shoes until he was 15 years old. Baba would go back to visit his village and bring as much clothing as he could with him to distribute. In 2005, as residents on his mail route found out about his selfless act word spread and clothing drives began. Soon after, a shipping container was donated and Adopt One Village was born. In the summer of 2008 the town of West Orange, at the helm of Mayor John McKeon, officially adopted Baba’s village! Adopt One Village continuously helps the people of Ghana with yearly shipments of clothing, medical supplies, school supplies, toys, books, computers and more. Assessment of the needs of the villages through mission trips have been ongoing and last May a team of volunteers went to Ghana to build a medical clinic. Adopt One Village is a 501c3 charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code.

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Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: Adopt One Village Dental Mission

Countries/Regions Served: Africa

Duration: April 6-16, 2011

Recruited Personnel: dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants

Language Requirements: english

Accommodations: local hotel

Materials Needed: elevators, forceps, periosteal elevators, sutures, strikers, scissors, ronjours, bite blocks, scalpels, blades, scalers, cavitrons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, autoclave machine, gauze, cottone rolls, bibs, gloves, masks, eye protectors,portable dental units, amalgam, compostite, bond, polishers, restorative instruments, blood pressure cuggs, glucose tests