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GIVE! AND BE PART OF IT…

 

My financial support helped to create a school where
children could get a quality education, forever changing
their path in life.” – Tracy Miller, Donor

 

Adanu believes that “it takes a village,” and we want
you to join us. We are stronger together than alone.
This is not simply aid. It is Ghanaian-led community
development born out of partnership and relationship.
And you can be a part of it!

ways to contribute

Projects Your Contributions Support

YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Because Adanu’s model requires a substantial amount of community participation and investment,
our projects are significantly less expensive to implement than most non-profit’s.

 

When I saw the photos of kids trying to concentrate on math while sitting on the ground under a tree – no school building, no desk, no chairs – I thought about how hard it is to get kids to focus even when they have all those things. I just knew I had to help.” – Christina Kelly, Donor

 

LIFE-CHANGING RESULTS

The new school building is beautiful. The students are learning and their minds are now open.” – Gregesion Anegbor, Community Leader

 

Now we have a library because of Adanu – and it is filled with books!” – Simon Kpontsu, Headmaster

 

Now that we have a building and the right facilities, the children—so many children come to school. We teachers? We are happy.” – Prosper Dzawu, Headmaster

 

Note:

Your Donation will go directly to Friends of Adanu, Inc., a U.S.-based 501(c)3 that supports the work Adanu undertakes.  Friends of Adanu, Inc. maintains discretion and control of the funds you donate.  Your money will fund a project that has been pre-approved by Friends of Adanu, Inc. Unless your donation is part of a specific fundraising campaign, we cannot guarantee which project your money will support. However, 100% of your donation that we receive will go to a community project.

*Project costs have increased over the past two years due to Ghana’s inflation rate of roughly 18%.

 

  • A SHELTER FOR STUDENTS, EAGER TO LEARN: 3-Classroom Block

    A 3-classroom block provides children and teachers with a learning-conducive environment that is protected from the elements and outside distractions.

    Once this basic structure is in place, the government provides certified teachers, curriculum, classroom supplies, desks and uniforms.

    This foundation provides the motivation for children to attend school and for teachers to accept postings to rural community schools. This reduces urban migration and promotes rural development, because children no longer have to go to the city to attend school and receive a quality education.

    Donors’ contributions purchase cement, lumber, iron rods, roofing sheets, paint, nails, hinges, part of the sand, part of the crushed rock, and some skilled labor. The community contributes part of the sand, part of the crushed rock, water, all of the unskilled labor, and some skilled labor.

    $27,000

  • BOOKS IN THE HANDS OF EVERY CHILD: Library

    A library enhances the reading capabilities of students. It also provide references for students to complete assignments, and a quiet, safe place to study. Most children in rural villages have never read even one storybook in their lives!

    Adanu partners with the Ghana Library Board, and they provide training for a librarian as well as a variety of books to stock the library. Without the structure, the government is not willing to provide supplies and support.

    The breakdown of contributions is similar to the 3-classroom block, just on a smaller scale.

    $15,660

  • COMPUTER LITERACY FOR ALL STUDENTS: Computer Lab

    Computer labs provide students with the opportunity to practice for the computer section of their annual exams, instead of trying to memorize how to operate a computer from a book. Having computers and tablets exposes students to the technological world.

    Once the computer lab has been constructed, we will work with the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to provide computers and training for a computer instructor.

    The breakdown of contributions is similar to the 3-classroom block, just on a smaller scale.

    $15,660

  • A PLACE FOR BASIC NEEDS: Sanitation Facility

    Sanitation facilities are only for teachers and students to use during school hours.

    Adanu’s goal is to provide every school built by Adanu with a sanitation facility. Having a sanitation facility prevents the spread of disease among students. It also supports the children’s basic health education.

    The breakdown of contributions is similar to the 3-classroom block, just on a smaller scale.

    $7,425

  • SAFE DRINKING WATER FOR EVERY CHILD: Water Tank

    Many rural villages do not have access to safe drinking water, which leads to a lack of hygiene and the spread of disease. When a school has a water tank, students can drink clean water throughout the day and receive a basic health education.

    Water tanks also enable teachers and students to grow community gardens as part of their curriculum, which provides hand-on learning and extra income for necessary school supplies.

    Donors’ contributions purchase the tank, cement for the base, and iron rods. The community contributes sand, water, crushed rock, and labor.

    $3,000

Your Giving Goes A Long Way

Friends of Adanu, Inc.’s administrative costs are covered by our generous corporate sponsors. This means that every dollar we receive from you goes to community development projects in Ghana!