Projects

Carol points to the items filling her van

Shipping is a LOT of work, but goodness, just look in any distribution album to see the happy faces of the recipients!   

Some people may appear rather straight-faced.  Well, that is due to being entirely overwhelmed and also, culturally-speaking, it is considered rude to smile for such a serious event.  It takes some prompting to get most to smile!   

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Last updated: 1 month ago
man on roof installing solar panels

Last year, we were grateful that we could embark on our solar energy journey. First, we started by powering the 4 borehole submersible pumps, then we took on the school campus, next Dekpor Central Shops, and finally the water distribution system.  

As expected, the requirements vary with the seasons in Dekpor, and we needed time to know if the inital installment would suffice.  Two more batteries and 12 more panels were needed for the water system set-up and we are thrilled that Susan and Tony Anderson have, once again, enabled us to proceed without delay!

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Last updated: 1 month ago
2 dentists can be seen working on students
Dental Week for 2024 is in the books!  Alright, true confession:  we call it "week", but the dental team is so darned efficient that they were able to complete their mission in just 3 days!
 
Frankly, this may just be one of the most important initiatives that we offer, based on the long-term impacts of dental health. This is the FIFTH time that we have been able to provide this for our students. (For those of you who are curious, the first visit was back in 2019.)
 

3 dentists, 2 assistants

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Last updated: 1 month ago
computer lab is full of students sitting on benches looking at their computers

We all know that using technology in our ever-changing world is a necessity. We have been proactive in working hard to set Dekpor Basic School up to meet the needs. We have a wonderful computer lab--in fact, one would be hard-pressed to find anything comparable in the entire region.  We have encouraged students to take the ICT path beyond elementary school and we are proud of our graduates.  

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Last updated: 1 month ago
Electrician in protective gear high up on a post

We never know what is going to end up in this album!  Here is where we show some of

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Last updated: 3 months ago
students seated at desks, looking at textbooks

When students get to JHS 3, (Grade 9), it marks the end of an era--they are in the highest grade offered at Dekpor Basic School.

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Last updated: 4 months ago
view of the back of Carol's van full to the roof with suitcases and shipping bags

We are so lucky that there are many people who like to donate goods for us to ship! 

Yes, it is a lot of work, but goodness, just look in any distribution album to see the happy faces of the recipients!   

Actually, you may notice that some seem rather straight-faced.  Well, that is due to being entirely overwhelmed and also, culturally-speaking, it is considered rude to smile for such a serious event.  It takes some prompting to get most to smile!   

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Last updated: 4 months ago
Man working on installing solar panels on roof

Wowie! We truly have gone to town jumping on the solar energy bandwagon. This is our final job...to get all the portions of the water system running on solar power that make sense to have hooked up based on use and cost! 

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Last updated: 4 months ago
first page listing achievements at the school

Thanks to all of you for helping create so many wonderful achievements this year!

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Last updated: 5 months ago