We're Making a Difference!

Basics Kits 2024

Help raise $25,000

Improved hygiene, confidence, and comfort! 
We are hoping to outfit as many students as possible
at Dekpor Basic School with 
underwear, camisoles/undershirts, and socks.
Here's the link to donate (and yes, we do receive 100% of your donation if you use this method from anywhere in the world. Use your credit card. You will receive your tax receipt immediately.):

Note: In the 3rd section, you can completely bypass contributing to their platform by finding "Other" in the drop-down menu and then typing in $0. 

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 (2023 update) 

2023 Accomplishments video (4:44)

We're making a difference!

Latest News

January 7, 2024

Tax receipts were issued today for those who donated via e-transfer or PayPal.

January 7, 2024

We are cheering for our dear Albert, recipient of many academic honours, as he starts university today! A massive thanks to his sponsor for giving him the opportunity of a lifetime! 

  • Albert stands in the foreground with the University of Cape Coast sign behind him

January 1, 2024

Please take the time to watch our 2023 Accomplishment Video!  All of this...thanks to YOU! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OJAKGCIe4o&ab_channel=DekporSchoolDevelopmentOrganisation 

December 16, 2023

The grade 7/8 class at Avondale Alternative Elementary School just honoured Mrs. Teresa Cline in a lovely way! Take a look at the project page for School Supplies!

  • little girl happily holds up a pencil and a notebook

December 13, 2023

The shipment from October (three loads' worth) arrived in Ghana and was picked up by Patrick on the 10th. The distribution started today!

  • a mass of kindergarten students each hold an inverted primary chair on their heads

December 8, 2023

A spur of the moment shipment happened today!  Go to the project page to see the pics!

A big thanks to the following people whose things ended up in this load:

CUPE in Newmarket (Special thanks to Osaka Harrison and Marta McConnell)

Barb Bulloch - clothing, sheets, towels

LuAnn - 2 bolts of fabric

Luisa Lloyd - assorted tools and paint supplies

Lynn Douglin - instructional pointers

Newmarket Soccer Club (thanks to James and Shameela for making this happen) - 1 huge box of new soccer clothing

Ruth Tindall - buttons and lots of sewing notions

  • Side view of van with open door, full of chairs
  • Carol gives a thumbs up, with chairs shown in the back of van

December 8, 2023

We've had stacking chairs on our wish list for quite some time.  What a beauty surprise to receive a message from Marta McConnell today, letting Carol know that there were 31 chairs from CUPE in Newmarket, ready for pick up! Thanks to Osaka Harrison for making this happen and helping cram every last chair into Carol's van! Off to the shipper, same day!

  • Man stands in front of van full of stacking chairs

December 1, 2023

We are thrilled that the BDT (Basic Design and Technology) classes have new equipment! This is one cool initiative! Read about it!

  • a crowd of students stand and sit behind a table that has 2 sewing machines on it

November 23, 2023

Over the moon! We have solar power running the entire water system now! Susan and Tony Anderson have done it again!

  • solar panels on metal roof

November 7, 2023

The shipment that was sent August 30th was picked up from the shipper's warehouse yesterday and distributed today! Take a look at the fun pics on the Shipping Project Page! 

  • a man with big smile crouches behind his new saw
  • a nurse stands behind a variety of goods for the clinic
  • boxes filled with computer monitors and keyboards