Donors

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.

Anna's family

This is a story of loss and love. This shows the ripple effect of one act of kindness, and how others can be inspired.

By all accounts, she was an example of strength and dignity. She was gracious, kind, and had a special love for helping children. She was the first person to jump on board when her friend, Rita Forte, had taken on producing Ghana Gift Bags in the fall of 2016. Anna Perrina-DiPede, a loving mom of four, a caring wife, and loyal friend, lost her fight with cancer in July 2017.

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Aurora Preparatory Academy logo

Carol was invited to speak at an assembly for the staff, students, and parents. Aurora Preparatory Academy jumped right on board to help us make a difference! Throughout the school year, APA hosted two bake sales, held a 'Date Night for Dekpor' (where the staff babysat students and siblings while parents had a night out), and also enjoyed a French Café. The school then supplemented the undraising total. An incredible $3000 was donated and these funds are being used to build our next rain harvesting system.

APA also donated clothing (including shorts, pants, kilts, sportswear and blazers) that was no longer of use at the school, but in excellent condition. A very special thanks to Jessica Buckley who was the original person to 'find us' and a big thank you to everyone else for such incredible support!!!

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Aurora Youth Soccer Club logo

From the club organizers to the team managers, coaches, parents and players-- a genuine thank you for donating your new and used equipment and uniforms.

AYSC has been giving to DSDO since 2010!

We started using the uniforms to outfit our school teams, and now that we've fulfilled that requirement, the donations are often given to children who don't have any clothes to wear, to children and adults who help us with odd jobs, and also at school as incentive prizes. Hundreds of pounds of goods have been sent to Dekpor.

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Edi & Conny Schmickl

Racketlon Federation Austria took a collection from the players and spectators at the International World Cup and donated enough for us to make necessary masonry repairs to the primary block. While the mason was at the school, repairs were also made to the walls of the library where the wiring was put in. A couple more children were added to our breakfast programme and a water hygiene project supplying children with their own drinking cup was started. They also sent some sports equipment for the students to use!

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Barriston Law logo

Barriston Law in Barrie, Ontario took up the Dekpor Cup Challenge and raised funds for two charities, Dekpor School Development Organisation being one of them. A special thanks to team captain, Jodi Armstrong!

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BDO logo

BDO - Barrie decided to partake in the Dekpor Cup Challenge as they raised funds for the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival 2013. An impressive $2701.50 was raised to be put towards our water projects. A huge thank you to team captain, Deanna Lancaster!

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Shannon Busch holding Dragon Boat trophy and Craig Busch; Busch Systems logo on right.

Busch Systems of Barrie, Ontario has chosen to support Dekpor School Development Organisation in a big way!

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Children's Forest logo

Children's Forest and Ridley Orchard School decided to make DSDO part of their holiday giving tradition. We provided a list of items specifically chosen to complement the needs of our four kindergarten classrooms that will open in the new year (2018). What an incredible outpouring of support!

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ecojot logo

ecojot is committed to giving back one journal at a time. The "GIVE" program started in 2010 and uses a simple premise: with the sale of a jumbo journal, ecojot will donate a school workbook to a child in need.

Thanks to Mark Gavin of ecojot for the generous donation of 530 workbooks!

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Ecosmart Products logo

We are thrilled that EcoSmart Products Ltd. donated 408 dry erase markers and refill ink for us to send to Dekpor!

It is a big deal for us to receive this very generous donation. Each classroom has a 'chalkboard' (black paint that is adhered to hand made bricks--yes they are bumpy) and one white board. We are challenged in that all dry erase markers we've purchased have dried up quickly. It is costly to replace them, and so teachers have to go back to using the poor quality chalk on the less-than-adequate 'chalkboards'. We are very excited to have such excellent quality markers AND refill ink to keep our teachers going!

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