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Back to Ghana!
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Ended Oct 18, 2016
This summer I will return to Ghana to lead a volunteer project in a small town in the Northern Region. My group is a part of Operation Crossroads Africa, a non-profit with over 50 years of experience on the continent, working to bridge cross-cultural ...
This summer I will return to Ghana to lead a volunteer project in a small town in the Northern Region. My group is a part of Operation Crossroads Africa, a non-profit with over 50 years of experience on the continent, working to bridge cross-cultural relationships between Americans and Africans. OCA is working with local African organizations in a handful of countries this summer and I have to privilege to return to beautiful Ghana.

This year our project entails the following:
-Staffing the local clinic
-Assisting in the primary school
-Promoting the local agricultural project to diversify crop use
-Starting to build a kitchen for the school

I'm asking for your help because while the volunteers, OCA, and I will have some funds to contribute toward these projects, we could do so much more with your help! As it is, the community has only one well, which sits nearly a mile from the school. There are only 20 desks at the school, but 200 students. The school administration has little access to funds and can only supply chalk, pencils, and notebooks annually - most classes lack all of the above. The school has no cafeteria and thus the kids go practically all day without eating. The local non-profit has the means to provide lunch, but needs an on-site kitchen and access to water.

With your help we can go above and beyond what the community expects of us this summer and provide for them the following aid:

-Dig a secondary well near school grounds that will provide the community and students with more adequate access to fresh drinking water
-Build a complete kitchen on school grounds
-Provide electric burners, pots, pans, and cooking utensils for the school kitchen
-Build more desks for primary school use
-Provide chalk, pencils, and notebooks for future school use
-Provide soccer balls and athletic equipment for physical education classes
-Complete necessary maintenance and upkeep of school buildings and grounds

EVERY PENNY COUNTS!
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