News

February 1, 2022

Happy news! Two of our young men just passed the Electrical Commission Level 2, Commercial examination process! This took months of preparation and stamina to make it through the two-day examinations that required oral, written, and hands-on proficiency. A huge round of applause for Eric and Senyo!

  • Eric and Senyo pictured side-by-side
    Fully-licensed electricians, Eric and Senyo!

January 31, 2022

Thanks to the following people for their donations this month. These items will end up leaving Ontario likely in May.

  • Jenn Bee - sewing machine
  • Tara Kerr - sewing patterns
  • Bonnie Devine - scales, suitcase
  • Vicky Xekominos - 2 large travel bags

Distributions of shipments!  See the shipping albums for: the Newmarket Soccer Club's July donation, the furniture sent in August, the massive October shipment, and the 4 suitcases that just travelled with Linda.

January 24, 2022

Our very successful December campaign allowed us to purchase $1200 worth of town tools and distribute to each area.  See Town Tools 2022 for more info and photos.

January 16, 2022

Thanks to everyone who donated to Carol in the past few weeks. Four suitcases were prepared for Linda to take with her as she flew back to Ghana. Thanks to all.

December 31, 2021

In Dekpor, Abraham was kept hopping for the entire month. There were 23 brand new apprentices starting--that's over and above the students we already had sponsored! Many of them required lodgings in a different town which means a whole lot of groundwork finding an appropriate place and getting them all set up.

In Canada, the focus was running the holiday campaigns and we are so very grateful to all who made donations! A thanks to everyone who gave to the pencil/pen, town tools , or the textbooks campaigns--your generosity was overwhelming!

December 31, 2021

Thanks to those who donated items to fly to Ghana with Linda in the 4 suitcases British Air waived for us:

  • Bonnie Devine - school items
  • Deb Uden - 2 suitcases, clothing
  • Diane and Ken Parnell - cell phone
  • Helen Rochon - PS2 games and other items
  • Jo Kangas - clothing and assorted items
  • Karen Kramer - children's clothing and Duplo
  • Keltie Stewart - suitcase
  • Kim Morris - school items
  • Kristy Chantelle - loads of clothing, backpacks, keyboard and mice
  • Maricel - loads of shoes
  • Michael Walters - a laptop * He gave US a gift on his 18th birthday!
  • Ninah Lucila - cell phone
  • Regan Scott - linens, eyeglasses
  • Rita Goverde and mom - suitcase
  • Sharon Quyn - kids' clothing, sheets, loads of fabric and sewing goods
  • Sue and Devin Walters - cell phone
  • Susan Heagy - suitcase and fabric
  • Tracey Martin - suitcase, backpacks and reusable bags
  • Wendy and Elizabeth MacDonald - suitcases

December 3, 2021

A huge shout of gratitude to the Sprott Foundation for the incredible $5000 donation toward the textbook fund!

December 2, 2021

Tax receipts for the last quarter were issued today. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

November 30, 2021

Our third year junior high school students have all written their BECE final exams.  We have 23 brand new apprentices heading off to start their trades over the next couple of weeks!

November 30, 2021

This month: the sports courts at Dekpor Basic School are still a work-in-progress. Abraham is busy getting every single high school and apprentice set up and ready for their year ahead!