School Renovation in Larabanga, Ghana

Fundraising campaign by Kozak Orsolya
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I am a nurse, and I have been living in Accra, Ghana since the beginning of this year. Throughout the past two years, I have been visiting Ghana regularly and volunteering at various schools, hospitals, and universities. My work included working as a nurse in the emergency department, conducting open lectures in impoverished communities, as well as teaching nursing courses at some universities.

Through my work, I was fortunate enough to develop connections with locals from different parts of Ghana. After my latest project in the north of Ghana, particularly in a relatively small town called Larabanga, I was contacted by the son of a prominent chief who happens to have great influence over the area. In his letter, Bashiru described to me the poor condition of their local school, and presented me with the opportunity to assist in providing basic necessities to the school. You may find the letter below:

"Dear Orsi,

With all due respect, on behalf of the Larabanga community, I am writing this letter with a sincere request to support the community school with furniture in the classrooms.

Since the community is developing, and since we have so many kids joining the school, we are currently facing problems in the classrooms as they are getting overcrowded. There is no sufficient furniture for the students to sit on, which is quite a problem when it comes to the students' learning experience.

Many students are forced to sit on the floor to attend their lessons. The old furniture is in bad condition, and sitting on the floor is unhygienic as the floorboards can get damp and creaky. It is difficult to sit on the floor and learn as it's quite stiff and not comfortable at all. It is vital that we step in as soon as possible and cater to the student’s needs.

I hope you will look into this situation, and support us to replace the furniture and re-insulate and paint the walls to provide the students with a warm classroom to learn their education in. We will be waiting for your affirmative action.

Best regards,

SEIDU BASHIRU"

After reading this letter, I was touched, and I felt the need to offer my help in whatever way I could. I requested some more details about the school, you may find these details below:

Name of school: WULUGU SCHOOL (Public School)

Director: OSMAN IMURANA

Ages of students: 6 to 15 years

Number of students: 215 pupils

Locality: Larabanga Community

Subjects offered: English, Science, Agriculture, Religion. Ethics, & Mathematics

School hours: 6 hours/day

Students mainly get their books and stationery through donations and support from local as well as international nongovernmental organisations. Transportation to school is also a challenge, as most of the kids walk to school while a few have bicycles which they use to commute to and back from the school.

Among the students are also some with learning disabilities, as the community is not developed enough to provide sufficient care for student with special needs.

When it comes to basic amenities, the school is in dire need of help. There is no electricity whatsoever, as the school is not even connected to the main grid, and there is no running water. Through an anonymous donation, however, the school now has a water tank which is used to collect rainwater during the raining season. When the rain season is over, the school rations the water in an attempt to keep water available for as long as possible, but that usually lasts no more than 2-4 weeks. For the remainder of the year, the school does not have running water.

When it comes to providing food for the students, the school doesn't have the infrastructure to build a canteen. However, women from the community come to school with food to sell to the students before the day starts, during break times, and at the end of the school day.

The students are expected to wear a uniform, as per government regulation, but not all are fortunate enough to be able to afford it.

After visiting these impoverished areas myself, it became clear to me that all the things we take for granted in the first world are actually a little closer to a long-sought dream for some communities. I feel an urge to offer my help in any way possible, and through this campaign, I hope we can all provide some relief and betterment to the lives of these students.

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  • Csaba .
  • Donated on Mar 09, 2023
$30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2023
  • God bless you and your efforts 🙏🏼

$10.00
  • Majed Soufi
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2023
  • That's a great campaign. I've been to Larabanga before, and based on what I saw there, I greatly respect your initiative as the community there is obviously in dire need of help. Godspeed!

$7.00

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  • Csaba .
  • Donated on Mar 09, 2023
$30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2023
  • God bless you and your efforts 🙏🏼

$10.00
  • Majed Soufi
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2023
  • That's a great campaign. I've been to Larabanga before, and based on what I saw there, I greatly respect your initiative as the community there is obviously in dire need of help. Godspeed!

$7.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2023
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