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.
A member of the 'Shrimp Club' who has given in a big way. Sandee has been with us right from the start and was the key player to help finance our original library. Since 2010, Sandee continues to keep us in her thoughts as she has collected goods, spoken publicly about us, and financially supports.View donor page
In lieu of wedding favours for their guests, Scott and Steph made a donation to DSDO! A big thank you and congratulations to the newlyweds!View donor page
Sigma Promotions of Aurora is one generous company! They donated TWO to-the-ceiling-full van loads of goods to us! There were onesies for babies, padfolios, notebooks, travel mugs, water bottles, baseball hats, pens, t-shirts, bags, and assorted other brand new goodies! Many items were put into Ghana Gift Bags, while others were sent separately for use at the school by teachers and students.
We are extremely grateful for their amazing donations!View donor page
Sonya McFarlane, a Toronto District School Board teacher, collected, purchased and brought several hundred children's books for the Dekpor Library. Her school class also purchased and sent books, and included personal dedications in them for the children of the village. Yes, it takes a special person to choose to travel all the way to Dekpor! Sonya has taken part in our annual fundraiser several times and is a generous supporter herself!View donor page
We are very fortunate to have bicycles donated to us, but often they are in need of repairs, new parts, and basic tune-ups. This is where Spoke O'Motion of Newmarket stepped up to help us! They took 8 bicycles that were in need of TLC and made them ready to roll!
We are so grateful!View donor page
Under the direction of Mr. Adam Sanderson, the student council of St. Julia Billiart Catholic School in Markham, Ontario held a coin drive that they called "Dimes for Dekpor" and they managed to raise just over $1500!
Thank you to all of the staff, students and parents who helped make it happen. Absolutely amazing work!View donor page
The Standard Chartered Bank in Accra accepted a proposal submitted by Linda in Ghana and they just delivered 100 desks for our older students! With the enrollment nearing the 800 mark, this furniture is desperately needed!View donor page
A group of Toronto-based teachers, affectionately known as The Shrimp Club, donated a large sum of money to make the library a reality...our first big project! And note, these donations were made before we were a registered charity able to issue tax receipts!
A few of these women also sponsor Dekpor students, a few have done some additional fundraising, and several have donated goods for shipping. With Linda and Carol right from the very, very start, these ladies support us not only in friendship, but also financially. Shrimpettes rock!View donor page