Taunton teenager launches Helping Paul project after inspiring trip to Ghana

This is The West Country: Rosie Watts with an orphan named Paul she met in the city of Kumasi in Ghana. Rosie Watts with an orphan named Paul she met in the city of Kumasi in Ghana.

A TEENAGER from Taunton is setting up a project to help disadvantaged children in Africa.

Rosie Watts, 19, was inspired to launch ‘Helping Paul’ after a trip to Ghana last summer volunteering in the orphanages and schools.

It is named after a child named Paul she met at an orphanage in Kumasi and Rosie plans to visit again this summer to get the project off the ground.

She said: “One thing that really stood out to me from my visit was the undeveloped care for children with special needs.

“I have created a website in order to raise awareness of these conditions and to raise money in order to develop the care they can get.”

She added: “Hopefully we can increase the carers’ knowledge of their conditions and the stimulation children need. Getting equipment for them and the facilities they need can help their development.”

To read more of Rosie’s story and to find out details of the Helping Paul project, click here.

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