Projects

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: 2 days 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: 2 days ago
2 black hand crank sewing machines sitting on a table

We have never had a staff member who is entirely keen on providing hands-on, real-life learning experiences for his students...until now! And by golly, when he requested funding so he could teach the junior high school students (grades 7, 8, and 9) at Dekpor Basic School how to use a sewing machine, we certainly were excited by his initiative!

Thanks to donations from Diane Young and Robert Pecile, Edna Michael, Sandra Hartman, and Tony Gariepy, two brand new, hand-crank sewing machines were purchased along with some beginning sewing notions, thread, and scissors!

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Last updated: 4 weeks ago
Several students stand shoulder to shoulder behind a table that is laden with notebooks and boxes of pens and pencils

Wow! What a beautiful gift this is!  

The entire campaign goal of $500 was reached through an incredible donation made by the grade 7/8 class at Avondale Alternative Elementary School! Why?  To honour their teacher, Mrs. Teresa Cline!

Back in 2020, Teresa and her family volunteered in Dekpor. Since that time, she has told others about the experience and the many challenges for students in the village.

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Last updated: 4 weeks ago
New polytank stands on a new foundation
Our entire Dekpor water system is a rather complicated puzzle!
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Last updated: 1 month ago

Information coming soon!

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two men on ground hoist a solar panel up to two men on roof

Yes, we are definitely ON the solar bandwagon!

November's first project was to install panels at Dekpor Central Shops.  Taking away the cost of electricity for all of the shopkeepers will make a big difference! We know that the cost of electricity is about to skyrocket, so this proactive move is a wise one!

 

Stay tuned, because there is more sunshine news coming.

It is with a very grateful heart that we thank Susan and Tony Anderson for funding this!

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Last updated: 2 months ago
happy man stands at the roadway beside his new grinder

It’s been a long wait, but we are absolutely THRILLED to share that we have 10 new businesses starting up with grinding and pounding machines manufactured right in Dekpor! This is all thanks to a wonderful donation by Meridian Aero Parts Corp. and Andy Nevison.
 

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Last updated: 2 months ago
woman shovelling gravel at school entrance

Sometimes we end up with unexpected jobs that require attention.

For example, we can't exactly ignore the entrance onto campus at Dekpor Basic School. Unfortunately, when it rains (which is VERY frequently), it pools terribly, right at the gates where students need to walk. 

We are grateful that our very own DSDO-sponsored mason graduate, Mawuko, was able to head up the task!

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Last updated: 2 months ago
table with 165 books spread out being viewed by several people

Wow! It is incredibly difficult to source Ghanian-written books, especially ones written in Ewe, the language of Dekpor!  We can not begin to express our deep gratitude to Nunya Domenyinyi Foundation for the gift of 165 books for our students!

On October 13, 2023, there was a formal presentation made at Dekpor Basic School campus: speeches, dancing, the whole shebang!  It is incredibly important to nurture and preserve the cultural ties and by gifting our school with books written in Ewe, many many students will benefit! 

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Last updated: 2 months ago