Paajaf Foundation

Provide education for orphans and other vulnerable children. Equip women and female youth with vocational and handiwork skills. Develop social support systems for orphans, other vulnerable children, and women. Foster prevention education about communicable diseases, such HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, as well as care and support for those afflicted with long-term illness. Research children's and women's rights, adult education, and literacy training. Investigate policies covering orphans,
Jan 14, 2014

Abigail gives heartfelt thanks for new school year!

Abigail "Thank You"
Abigail "Thank You"

Abigail, what do you want become in future?  Abilgail said, "I would like to become a Doctor."

With your gracious support, Abigail now has a scholarship fund that will enable her to attend Acropolis School in Gbawe, Ghana for the new school year (during 2014). Every year children that want to attend good quality schools need to pay school fees, without this impoverished teenagers like Abigail are forced to go to work or study at the local school run on a shift basis, in unsafe conditions with unqualified teachers and lack of classrooms, books, toilets.

Abigail is a bright and brilliant girl at school, her school reports show that she is top of the class and above her peers in all subjects. She is very responsible both at home and at school and Abigail looks after her younger brother Joshua. She is very diligent and her future in education looks promising. Her dream to become a doctor is only held back by access to good quality education, because her attitude is very hardworking and she is fiercly determined and energetic with her studies, which she enjoys a lot.

Abigail is now at the tender age of 13, and with the $1000 total funds PAAJAF will use the funds for the following for Abigail;

  • School Fees per year      $680
  • School Meals                 $200
  • School Supplies              $100
  • Exam Fees                     $10
  • Health Insurance              $10

Before she received help, there have been many hardships with unemployment and financial difficulties faced by her parents, this meant Abigail could not afford school books, including a school uniform. As a result, Abigail had frequent gaps in class attendance that then required her to study alone, this meant she did not receive help with her understanding and had to work very hard to keep up with her peers. Despite this, she remains incredibly bright. Abigail sincerely thanks you for the kindness and support to her education, you have brought a happy smile to her face and she sends her heartfelt appreciation.

You have brought a clear future to Abigail and made an incredible difference in her life. PAAJAF recognizes that Abigail needs urgent help and is looking for sponsors for her following school years, until she finishes junior high school. We thank you for being a part of her wonderful new year.

Abigail and her brother Joshua
Abigail and her brother Joshua
Jan 3, 2014

Six children say Thanks for Year filled with Hope

Mary
Mary

Project Report for Scholarship Fund

For the period September – December 2013

I am very pleased to have another opportunity to present the project update of our scholarship fund (Help Underprivileged Children in Ghana).  During September to December we received  individual donations from GlobalGiving totalling around $1700. We are so happy that $1,176.25 was received to support Mary for the 2013/2014 academic year. $396.50 was also received to the fund to support Gilbert Essilfie to get admission into University. We here at PAAJAF are thankful to all our donors and wish you all Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!

From September to December 2013, the following impoverished children are beneficiaries of our scholarship fund:

  • Mary age 7
  • Erica age 9
  •  Vira age 7
  • Christpher age 3
  • Abigail age 13
  • From 2014 - Gilbert (part funded) age 17

We will receive funds for Gilbert  in January of $396.50 from generous GlobalGiving donors. When that fund is received, it would enable him to apply for Cape Coast University in 2014 - Thank you so much it means so much to Gilbert, words can only express our appreciation and love. The fund will only pay for his admission which means he will be still in need for lodging, text books and food.  Please, read about Gilbert and his needs through our website: https://paajaf.org/fundraisers/fundraise-for-gilbert/  Gilbert has a dream to become accountant.

When we asked Mary, "Mary what do you want to become in future", she said, “I will be a Doctor”. Mary is a kind girl, who is co-operative and humble in class and has interest on all subjects according to her class teachers remarks in her latest school report. And when I when I asked Mary, she said, “I like all the subjects but I like Maths very well”.  Mary is in Class one at Mercy School complex in Gbawe Community. With your support we have received full funding for Mary for the 2013/2014 academic year.  To read more about Mary please, visit this link: https://paajaf.org/fundraisers/mary-quartey/, PAAJAF has provided from your donations - $300 on Mary’s education and home support.  The expenses include: School fees, school supplies, school uniform, heath Insurance, home feeding support and school feeding.  On Mary’s account we have a balance of $876.25 that will be used specifically for the next two school terms fees which will start on January 7th 2014.Your support has been inspiring, Mary and her family thank you.

Christpher, Erica and Vira are supported, going to Mercy, Pearls, and Acropolis schools in Gbawe. This is through the scholarship fund and Abigail received sponsorship this year through personal contribution part payment of her school fees.  Next year, your help has meant Abigail can look forward to attending school next year too! You are helping the children to realise their future goals - Christpher wants to become an accountant in future, Vira also said, “I will become a Doctor”.  Abigail, what do you want become in future?  Abilgail also said, she would like to become a Doctor.  Erica said, I would like to become a Bank Manager. The children are in school and receiving good grades, their future is better because they have a good education.

There are other children in Gbawe also that need your help most. We will be creating micro project for each of them and we would need your help to put smiles into their faces.  Please visit our website to know more about the children.

Please get in touch if you want to help or wish to contact us info@paajaf.org

Thank you most sincerely and wish you a happy 2014.

Mary with her new uniform and textbooks
Mary with her new uniform and textbooks
Christpher at school
Christpher at school
Erica in class
Erica in class
Nov 11, 2013

You have sent Mary to school, thank you!

Mary with her new uniform and textbooks
Mary with her new uniform and textbooks

Mary woke up in the morning and felt very happy and excited! She ran to see her mother and sister because today was going to be very different.Mary's mother had prepared some food and was providing Mary with a nutritious breakfast from the donations we received.

Today, Mary was going to put on her school uniform, it's dark blue, clean and new and proudly Mary points at the Mercy Schools Complex, Gbawe badge. Today Mary will meet all her new classmates, she has seen them in the locality but she could not play with them because she didn't go to their school. Now Mary will be bringing her own textbooks to the class. She is in class one and her school fees this term have been paid.

Mary was also presented with her health insurance card, this means Mary has access to healthcare if she becomes sick and her family will be able to make sure she get proper treatment.

Mary's future is bright because of generous and kind-hearted donors like you, you made a great difference in her life and that of her family. Words cannot express the gratitude that Mary and her family have for the support you have given, please know that the smile on this little girl's face is because of you.

We present Mary and her mum with school supplies
We present Mary and her mum with school supplies
Mary
Mary's smile and her health insurance

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