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Scholarship Fund

People who had already contributed:

Name Date Amount
Aruna Rao 2014-03-23 $30
Annette Wiegand 2014-03-14 $33.45
Nayri Apelian 2014-02-20 $20
Aruna Rao 2014-02-16 $30
Aruna Rao 2014-01-20 $30
Nayri Apelian 2014-01-08 $20
Artyom Chakhoyan 2013-12-21 $100
Nayri Apelian 2013-12-20 $20
Aruna Rao 2013-12-20 $30

Our wonderful children from very poor backgrounds need scholarship support to be able attend school each year.

There is only one free public school in Gbawe, which is overcrowded with up to 65 children per class. High unemployment and illiteracy in the area means local parents are unable to afford other schools which are fee paying.

We believe that every child deserves an education, with your help you can make this a reality for a child today.

Gbawe kidsSummary

The fund primarily is meant to sponsor a child through a scholarship fund that pays their tuition fees, provides text books, school bags and other school materials things to orphans and other underprivileged children and youth in Gbawe community. It is targeted to reach out to 100 children by the end of 2016.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Gbawe Community has only one Public Primary and Junior High Schools that cannot offer admission for all the children in the community. The other private schools including a Montessori School are there for profit purposes and local parents are unable to pay. Therefore children in the community that want to attend school either need to pay school fees or under an extreme risk to be forced into working.

How will this project solve this problem?

The scholarship fund would to pay tuition fees for 20 children in 2014 extending its reach to 100 children by 2016. School fees are $90 USD per term, with 3 school terms per academic year. The Scholarship Fund will help children to purchase text books, school bags, pens, pencils and calculators that beneficiaries need until the Family Learning Centre is fully funded. In the absence of the Family Learning Centre out of the scholarship fund would continues to sponsor the needy to acquire education and other trade skills from other places until the project takes off. For instance as of now four children are enjoying the sponsorship package.

Potential Long Term Impact

It is expected that children who would otherwise could have been dropout from the school system due to circumstances beyond their control would now through the project grow to become responsible citizens and lead a normal life and contribute to the community development instead of becoming unemployed, thieves and other social misfits.

Project Message

” I am much grateful to the donors for Christpher’s Education.  It is marvelous to see this. There was no hope but your donation has put smile to my face and my child’s face.” Doris

  • Gives a child a solid educational background on which to flourish
  • The child’s literacy levels are maintained or improved through regular school attendance
  • Provides stability to the child and improves their emotional well-being
  • The family are also impacted through encouraging education and learning to read
  • Health information can be accessed and understood
  • A child that continues in education is very likely to secure employment and end the cycle of poverty.

How can I help?

We need your help to fundraise for our children please visit our Fundraising pages for each individual child and you can see their individual needs. You can make a difference in the lives of an underprivileged child in Ghana

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$313.00 / $10,000.00

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