Help Doug teach & deliver school supplies to Ghana
$100 raised
4% of $2.5k goal
1 contributor
4 Years running
This Summer I am hoping to make my fourth trip to Ghana, West Africa, to volunteer teach at a local orphanage. The trip will be in the month of August, and will last for 3 weeks. I have traveled to Ghana in 2008, through a volunteer agency called, ...
This Summer I am hoping to make my fourth trip to Ghana, West Africa, to volunteer teach at a local orphanage. The trip will be in the month of August, and will last for 3 weeks. I have traveled to Ghana in 2008, through a volunteer agency called, Cross Cultural Solutions, as well as in 2010 and 2011 by myself. Each time I paid my own way there, earning the funds by working multiple jobs. While in Ghana, my trips have ranged from 3-7 weeks. I chose Ghana because it is a role model country for its African neighbors, and they have many needs for volunteers. The orphanage where I volunteer at is called Hohoe Christian Charities Home. The orphanage educates children from K - 8, and is in heavy need of donated supplies. The orphanage relies solely on donations. By being able to bring the books and supplies, the children have more access to education, with the ultimate goal of being able to attend a University and become employed. Each trip I have made, I have brought as many books and supplies as possible. However, due to an increase in airline fees, as well as the cost of extra checked bags, I have a difficult time bringing everything with me. Two years ago, the school I worked at donated over 500 books. Unfortunately, I was only able to bring about 1/3 of those. My school this year is donating books and supplies, and my goal is to be able to bring everything with me. The $2,500 would be used in the following ways.

Flight: Around $1,500
Food: $400
Hotel: $400
Misc (Taxis, Vaccinations, Pills): $200

Thank you for reading and considering my cause. The children from the orphanage are amazing, and deserve the same opportunities we have in the states. I hope that you are able to assist me, and make this trip happen. Thanks once again.
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