Projects

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
The computer lab is full of eager students focused on their screens

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: 2 weeks ago
Pumper truck is hooked up and cleaning out one of the holding pits

We have 5 town toilet facilities and also toilets at the school campus.  They require daily maintenance, but also, every couple of years, the holding tanks must be pumped out and we are grateful that we are able to keep things properly maintained.

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Last updated: 2 weeks ago
little girl smiles at camera as she pauses before taking another handful of food

Another incredible year, despite the continuing challenges through the pandemic. 

Please do watch our 2022 Accomplishment video! https://youtu.be/nQ4QqQ8rOgA 

We thank you for your generous support as we make a difference in rural Ghana!

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Last updated: 2 weeks ago
Feminine hygiene kit

We're giving this a whirl!

Girls and women are met with challenges with their monthly cycle. The cost of manufactured feminine hygiene products is prohibitive and the garbage generated can not go into the tanks of our town toilets. Usually most resort to using rags.

We have been considering piloting the use of reusable sanitary pads for some time now and we are grateful that the perfect opportunity presented itself.

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Last updated: 1 month ago
Six girls stand behind table of delivered fabric

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, right?  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
4 students stand in front of polytank #4

 

It was time for a whole revamp of the water situation at school and we are so very pleased that we were able to do this!

 

We can't run a water distribution pipe to the school from one of our boreholes, because the school would never be able to generate enough money to pay for the meters and upkeep of the system, so, we have done our best to work within the constraints. 

 

We started, years ago, by building water reservoirs to collect the rain that landed on the roofs of the school buildings--the cleanest water the students had ever had.

 

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Last updated: 1 month ago
New gutter for rain drainage at the back of the school buildings

Torrential rains and clay-like dirt have created drainage challenges at Dekpor Basic School since we have been on the scene.

The resulting erosion would eventually damage buildings, so we have tackled this massive undertaking!

There is now a trench that has been dug around the exterior perimeter of the compound, most of which is marked by the backs of the classrooms. There has been substantial grading done to help direct runoff in the right direction. Gutters constructed.

 

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Last updated: 3 months ago
The pumper truck is at work!

We have 5 town toilet facilities and also toilets at the school campus.  They require daily maintenance, but also, every couple of years, they must be pumped out.

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Last updated: 3 months ago
The distraught couple stands in the ashes where their mud hut used to be

Mid-June, Abraham and Linda received the terrible news that a family experienced a devastating fire. Basically, their mud hut and all their belongings--with the exception of one little cooking pot--were completely destroyed. Mom, Dad, and 4 children were left to tackle the rainy season with no shelter.

Immediately a Facebook campaign was started and within mere hours, so many lovely people jumped to the rescue!

 

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Last updated: 3 months ago