As the Executive Director of THE HUMAN ROOT my heart was overwhelmed and filled by the grace and gratitude within the community of Abundant Grace School in Cape Coast, Ghana. In the moment that all the children rejoiced from the donations we provided through Africa With Us I was changed. I believe with such attainable needs of providing support to these children from Nursery to high school ages lives are impacted for the long term. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to cover the costs for 530 students to attend school for the 2019-2020 school year.
There are 530 students in the school ranging from 2 years old to 17 years old. Majority are between 6-14 years old. These children come from underdeveloped impoverished communities that do the best they can to send the children to school however they lack simple things like desks, seats, books, school supplies, maintenance and plumbing of the school, school uniform, and most of all, their school fees that many of their parents can’t afford. These fees range anywhere from $10-$18 for one child for a school year. Any aid for these children is greatly appreciated.
For those of you that want to donate/contribute here's what has been set up:
Areas of Help:
School Supplies ( pens, papers, books, folders, reading books, crayons, markers, etc)
School Fee funding help ( any amount of children you decide to sponsor)
School Maintenance Help ( School building upkeep, desks, classrooms, chalk boards)
educational reading materials or training for health care and disease/sickness prevention
medical or first aid kits
menstrual pads for young women
sponsorship behind an individual's health card which allows lowered rate of hospital costs (like a medical insurance card)