At Menaye Charity Organisation, our main focus is the welfare of underprivileged children focusing on providing free quality education, health care and girl child development.
After winning the title ‘Miss Universe Ghana in 2004’, Menaye Donkor set up the Menaye Charity Organisation which raises funds for deprived children in her home country of Ghana, particularly children infected with and affected by HIV or AIDS.
Charity has always been important to Menaye. Her family, and father in particular, showed her the importance of giving back to the community, and Menaye wanted to do this in her home country of Ghana, particularly to support children in the deprived central region.
Through her charity she is solely responsible for providing the funds and management of the Menaye School of Hope, which has to date provided an education to over 500 Ghanaian children who would otherwise not have had access to an education (for more info, see box to the right).
Menaye has also raised awareness and funds to help support children affected or infected by HIV or AIDS at orphanages across Ghana. Menaye has previously worked with an orphanage in Odumasi in the Eastern region of Ghana, which homes around 600 children affected by AIDS.
Menaye’s intention is to grow and develop the Menaye School of Hope in Agona Asafo to meet the needs of more children. She will also continue to support Ghana’s orphans, and the education of society about prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS.
1.  To build additional school blocks for the nursery and primary section.
2.  To introduce a breakfast club to provide one free meal a day for the children.
3.  Additional books in the library to improve literacy skills.
5.  Increment of teachers salary.
6.  Construction of Menaye School of Hope in Konongo, the Ashanti Region.
The Menaye School Of Hope was founded on 7 September 2000 on three acres of land in the central region of Ghana but lacked basic necessities. Menaye Donkor adopted the school after winning Miss Universe Ghana to help build a better environment for the children. She supported the school through fundraisers and her own personal money until two years ago where she raised sufficient amount of money at the “Together for Hope” Gala in Milano which has made a tremendous difference in the school.
The school is located in Agona Asafo, which is considered to be in one of the most deprived regions in the country with very high poverty and illiteracy rates.
The Menaye School Of Hope opened with 78 pupils learning in one school block, and now has 400 children in three blocks. It has so far provided education for many children and gained excellent results in all of its BECE examination (which has prepared them to enter high school). The Menaye Charity Organisation provides everything for the school from the physical buildings and equipment through to the teachers’ salaries, uniforms for the students, books and stationery.