Dekpor Basic School

Dekpor School Development Organisation

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At a Glance

We work in Dekpor, Ghana where all residents live below the poverty level and face a daily struggle to survive.

Our Areas of Focus:

  • Education
  • Water
  • Nutrition
  • Health care
  • Sanitation
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Sponsorships (children and educators)

One of our directors lives in Dekpor—we are able to work with the residents of Dekpor to best service their needs. Our overhead is minimal (our only expenses are maintaining our domain status, annual financial statements, and foreign exchange costs), so your donation goes exactly where you allocate it! We are volunteers who work hard to make the most of every dollar donated.

Dekpor School Development Organisation is a registered Canadian charity and recognized NGO in Ghana. (Since 2011)

Slideshow presentation (pdf)

Aurora Rotary Club helps rural village in Ghana

2020 Accomplishments video (4:27)

We're making a difference!

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Latest News

May 2021

Thanks to everyone who gave for the shipment on May 20th:

  • Rafeek Baksh - 11 suitcases filled with clothing, shoes, and assorted goodies!
  • Laura Mateyak - 2 big bags of clothing and shoes
  • Marina Moir - 2 big bags of clothing and shoes
  • Stephanie Mae - gym bag and children's clothing
  • Tammy - lots of outdoor toys, backpacks, shoes
  • Cheryl Bacon - suitcases, backpacks, shoes
  • Dianne Lotto Cordeau - shoes, clothes, school goods, assorted items
  • Irene and Jim Sheardown - linens and towels
  • Ann Grospe - 3 pairs of steel-toed work boots
  • Jennifer Hunter - clothing, shoes
  • Alison Backer - clothing, shoes, 2 digital cameras
  • Jocelyn St. Germain - 2 huge containers of children's clothing and shoes
  • Luisa Lloyd - clothing and shoes
  • Michelle Pozzebon - clothing

Items donated for the May 10th shipment, thanks to:

  • Maureen Doucette - infant and toddler clothing
  • Kalina Anna Scott - baby clothes
  • Julie Mallany - clothing and assorted items
  • Tiffany and Emily Wilson - backpack full of soccer clothes
  • Pat Drew - laptop, suitcases, canes, shoes, clothing, fabric, sewing needs and loads more!
  • Tracey Ratcliffe - gym bag full of goodies
  • Karen Kramer - clothing
  • Sabrina Howe - 6 big boxes full of new soccer clothes
  • Tracey Martin - school supplies
  • Niki Playter - children's clothing...new!
  • Hailey Graham - clothing, shoes, work boots
  • Franca Quartarone-Bichay - shoes, clothing
  • Melinda Truong - suitcases
  • Nella Di Nenno Fraser - chairs
  • Loretta Lau - many suitcases, clothing, shoes
  • Lillie Kwok - interfacing, suitcases

Plus items from friends who prefer to remain anonymous!

May 30, 2021

Wow! We reached the goal for the multipurpose bowl campaign! See the photos and the names in our Bowls album of the wonderful people who contributed!

May 20, 2021

Hokie shmokies, another shipment is on its way! This time 14 bags/suitcases. Thanks to the kind people who donated!

May 14, 2021

Bad news: big electrical surge that caused an electrical fault in our library. Good news: one of our very own previously-sponsored students, Michael, was able to deal with all of the repairs!

May 10, 2021

The first shipment of the spring left Aurora today. Yep, Carol's van was loaded to the roof! Thanks to everyone who donated (see the list above).

May 8, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that 3 of our electricians are starting an intensive prep course so they can be fully licensed to do commercial buildings! Congrats to Senyo, Eric, and Michael!

May 5, 2021

Yahoo! We just had 100 manufactured, single desks delivered to Dekpor Basic School! This will help with physical distancing in the older grades!

April 2021

This month we have more of our sponsored students working really hard in preparation of upcoming exams: 2 electricians (Benjamin and Wonder) and 3 seamstresses (Olivia, Elikplim, and Rosemary)

April 13, 2021

Three of our electrical students went to Accra for their energy commission licensing graduation! A big congratulations to Michael K, Eric, and Senyo who passed this very challenging level on their first try!

April 9, 2021

Our Basics Kit campaign raised $6466! The kits have been distributed and we are thrilled! There were 220 students helped by this!

March 2021

We had several of our older students writing NVTI exams this month. It included: 5 electricians, 3 masons, 1 auto mechanic, 1 welder, 2 seamstresses.

February 27, 2021

All student updates were sent out! Thanks to our amazing student sponsors who help children get an education! You are our heroes!

February 17, 2021

The solar lights that were purchased thanks to Shari and David van de Pol, are being installed at our town toilet facilities. See Step by Step album.

February 16, 2021

Today was the first ICT class instructed by Wisdom. Thanks to Alan Lawrence for funding this!

February 13, 2021

The shipment that was sent from Ontario in December arrived earlier this week. Distribution is ongoing, but today the clothing and shoes were distributed in a more remote area.

February 11, 2021

More action at Dekpor Central Shops as another day of communal labour results in more traffic speed bumps to slow travellers in the area.

February 1 - 3, 2021

We are so grateful that we were finally able to host Health Week at Dekpor Basic School. A team of dentists and vision specialists were brought in, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Emajjin Children's Foundation.

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