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Charity begins at home...
her journey each day to the school
that makes her (and more than 200 other children) smile so brightly.
- keep her smiling for years to come
- broaden her horizons
- make her dreams come true
- invest in her future
- foster her creativity
- mold her character
- ignite her spark for lifelong learning
Meet Charity Agama, 6 years old, lives in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana. In the years to come Charity will move forward through primary school. She and her family want her to continue in the same school.
For that to happen, more classrooms need to be added. More classrooms means more children will learn with more personal care and attention from their teachers.
Everyone benefits; the learners, their teachers and families, the community and our world.
YOU CAN BUILD UPON SUCCESS!
Due to generous donors like you, and the sincere efforts of our staff, Charity’s school, the Ananda Marga Neohumanist Academy in Ho, Ghana has flourished and grown increasingly popular. With more than 220 children enrolled, and a waiting list of more parents requesting entry, the school is bursting at the seams!
Additional classrooms need to be built to meet the increasing demand and expand services to full primary classes.
The day to day operation of the school is financially self-reliant. Our affordable fees allow us to manage staff salaries, monthly bills, basic supplies, and needed furniture. The addition of new classrooms however and other improvements in infrastructure require the support of people like you.
In 2020-2021 three additional classrooms were added - one on the ground floor and two on the newly built second story (see photo below).
The next phase of the school's development is happening now! Ongoing since late September, 2022 renovation and construction works have already created one additional ground floor classroom on the longer side of our L shaped building. The kitchen has been enlarged and greatly improved. The concrete slabs and pillars are in place for the new 2nd story that will provide four additional classrooms as well as more toilet facilities.
We now need to urgently complete those new classrooms and another staircase.
Due to ongoing inflation and volatile exchange rates we can only project an approximate budget. We expect this next phase of work will require US$60,000, and we are targeting $100,000 (to also kick start the next phase – adding a third story, with an additional 4 classrooms for junior high school).
Gracious supporters are providing matching funds of US$54,000. This means that every amount you contribute will be doubled until we've collected $100,000. So we are already well on the way!
The need is evident. At this time (November, 2022) our classrooms are shared by multiple classes. When weather (and ongoing work) permits our Primary 3 class sits with their teacher outside, under our iconic mango tree!
Your kind support will be deeply appreciated by our children, their families and all the school's staff.
For more information and photos please visit:
For a short video (less than 5 minutes) that shares an intimate view of the school's children, their families and staff please click below:
And for a longer video (about 16 minutes) with more scenes: