Thank you.

Thank you for making a difference. Since the opening of our library in July of 2010, we have continued to work hard to make positive changes to improve education at Dekpor Basic School and better the living conditions for the people of Dekpor.

We couldn’t do it without you! We are a small group of highly dedicated volunteers, but we can only do our work because of the ongoing support we receive from generous people like you.

We value your trust. We are grateful for your support. We are committed to making every dollar count.

Thank you for giving.

Thank you for visiting our website, liking our Facebook page, and telling others about the work we do. Together, we are creating hopeful futures.

Exterior view of Louis-Honore Frechette Public School

Generous donations made by both the school and the Parent Council. (Thank you RH, a 2010 volunteer teacher, who taught there.)

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Lucy Romyn with Abraham Kordze

Lucy Romyn of East Sussex, England is making a difference! She financed the majority of our first pavilion room which was completed in June of 2014 and visited Dekpor in October 2014 to see it in use! Before Lucy made the trek, she was helped by Oliver Faragher and his parents, Richard and Lizzy, who held a successful shoe drive at Shoreham College with the assistance of Mrs. Stokes and Mr. Harrison.

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Exterior view of Mapleview Heights Public Shool

Mapleview Heights Public School in Barrie jumped on board to help with our Ghana Gift Bag project, thanks to teacher and head of the Global Leadership Team, Mrs. Linda Motta! 31 beautifully packed gift bags were filled to the brim and fundraising was done to pay for the shipping. Mrs. Motta was also responsible for having a large number of drawstring bags donated. Thanks to the students, parents, and staff for their wonderful support!

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Mike Smiley with Carol and Andrew in their costumes

After hearing Carol speak at the Kempenfelt Rotary of Barrie meeting, the very talented Mike Smiley, of Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery, offered to design, create and donate the Drop in the Bucket costumes for Carol and Andrew to wear to the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

We wanted to get some attention… and that goal was certainly achieved!

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Exterior view of Minesing Central Public Shool

Minesing Central P.S. has jumped on board. In September 2014, thanks to Sophie Graszat, the Leadership Team, and Mme Naccarato, over 200 lbs of gently used running shoes were collected in just a few days!

On October 22nd, Carol was invited to speak to the school, and the students decided to fundraise by selling bracelets. A total of $1,126.80 worth of bracelets were sold and the profits were put toward our life-saving food programme!

Minesing Central students, staff and parents, THANK YOU for your support during the 2014-2015 school year!!!

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Moraine Hills Public School Crest

Moraine Hills Public School, in Richmond Hill, really blew the top off the goal! With a special thank you to Deborah Snow for introducing DSDO to the amazing Equity Team of Moraine Hills P.S., we also want to recognize the staff, students, and parents. They loaded 40 fantastic Ghana Gift Bags to the brim and had some extra goods for us to send for our Dekpor teachers, also! Not only did they fundraise to pay for the shipping of the GGBs and the extra boxes, but they also paid to sponsor a whole-school luncheon at Dekpor Basic School!

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Newmarket Soccer Club logo

Wow, wow, WOW!!! What an incredible surprise to receive more than a van-load of fantastic items! This donation included new jerseys, shorts, and socks that will delight the kids in Dekpor! There are some portable nets, drawstring sports bags, soccer balls, gently used cleats, pinnies, and a variety of other goodies. It is difficult to put into words just how much this will positively impact all the students who will benefit! The days in Dekpor are long and difficult, but football is a national treasure that brings much joy ... and a soccer jersey is a most coveted possession!

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4 men pose for the photo

We are so grateful to Nunya Domenyinyi Foundation for choosing Dekpor Basic School!

On October 13, 2023, we were thrilled to receive 165 Ewe books for our students! Preserving local languages is incredibly important, but sourcing Ghanaian-written books is extremely difficult.  This beautiful addition to our school is received with much gratitude and excitement!

A big thank you to everyone who made this possible!

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Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers' Federation logo

A donation was given to purchase books in Ghana to help start filling the shelves of our Dekpor Library. (Thank you LM, a 2010 teacher volunteer, for your successful application!)

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Exterior view of Richmond Rose Public School

Richmond Rose Public School, a York Region school in Richmond Hill, has undertaken fundraising for DSDO in 2015 as their global initiative organized by their Positive Climate For Learning (PC4L) committee. This committee is comprised of staff, community members and, most important, students who have a voice in all planning and decision making. They raised an astounding $1130.33 by selling friendship bracelets at Valentine's Day! This money was put toward our life-saving food programme where very needy children receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch every school day.

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