Help Build A School: Akuse Children
Organized by: Nicole Friday
The children of Chrisberg Montesorri School in the village of Akuse, Ghana are in need of help to build a permanent safe structure to learn in. These eager children have been given the chance of an education and a better life thanks to Kate Christine Tamakloe, a young member of the community who has dedicated her life to educating Ghana's youth. This past September I had the opportunity to visit Kate and the students in Ghana and witnessed some of the difficulties they are facing. The structure where the children are currently learning is in a backyard/open field. It is a temporary structure built from wood planks and thin metal roofing and no doors. Students are often exposed to harsh rain or heat while trying to learn outside in these poor conditions. Kate has worked very hard to successfully achieve higher education for herself and now has a vision for the children of Ghana: "To raise a new generation of leaders who are productive members of their communities and have a broader vision for the world" She manages to operate the school of nearly 200 students from small donations from community members and from parents who already have very little to give. Students learn English, Math, Social and Environmental studies, Science, and Creative Arts. In addition, she cooks and provides daily meals for these children to support healthy learning. She has started the new building project with very little of her own, but has run out of the financial support to continue. We have created this fund to help continue the project and support in the vision for a better life. Please help in the mission to educate the children of Akuse Ghana, and donate to The Chrisberg School Fund. All proceeds will go directly toward the school building project and toward education expenses for the children, including: books, pencils, teaching supplies, desks, uniforms, and daily nourishing meals for all the students. "I am so humbled and thankful to be apart of such an amazing project for such deserving children"- Volunteer Nicole F.