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,
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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Oct 2, 2013

Amazing support helps scholarship students!

Helen at GlobalGiving visits Vera (Aug 2013)
Helen at GlobalGiving visits Vera (Aug 2013)

We have lots of exciting news for you! From your amazing support we are happy to give you a progress update covering June – September 2013 about the bright and hopeful scholarship students living in our community in Gbawe.

First, with your direct support to the Underprivileged Children in Ghana project, 4 children out of 24 children are receiving a HELPING HAND with their school fees and home feeding, namely, Erica, Nidaar, Lauren and Vera. These children are in special need of help due their impoverished situation and home-life where they are dependent on very low income family members, earning a meagre $2 a day.

We are pleased to report the 4 children are FULLY SETTLED in their schools. With YOUR generous help the full school fees for Erica, Nidaar and part-payment of fees for Lauren are settled and food supplies have been provided to Vera's single mother Grace to take care of Vera. Vera's mother Grace is so grateful for the help given her daughter eventhough she is a local teacher and says she cannot afford the school fees and food costs together, so this has made a huge difference in Vera's life.

Second, schools have just re-opened in September and we are very EXCITED because of generous donors at GlobalGiving and support from GlobalGiving through their newsletter. Gilbert is receiving support towards his dream to go to University . Gilbert is a determined and motivated young man who has endured great hardships after his father passed away. Thanks to YOU, through his GlobalGiving microproject, Gilbert is receiving support towards his tuiton costs and lodging so he can go to Cape Coast University and become an accountant.

Mary, age 7 and her mother and sister, send a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to AMAZING and generous donors that are supporting her educational needs. For some time, Mary was not able to attend school because her mother, an Okro seller, did not have sufficient money to send Mary. Now, with your kind and enthusiastic support, Mary is now able to attend school for a WHOLE YEAR, at Mercy Schools Complex in Class 1. We will keep you updated with her progress!

You are giving the children not just a one-off item that can be used and forgotten but an incredible gift to receive an education to learn how to read, write and do math so that their lives will not be solely dependent on donations or from somewhere else in future but would be able to learn for themselves and able to teach their generations.

Thirdly, our volunteers also organised a walking fundraiser in September and raised $70 towards the project! We thank you all for your energy and committment! All the children have gone back to school but schools are not yet paid. We continually look for support for the 20 children featured on PAAJAF's website so that they may have the opprtunities to attend school. http://www.paajaf.org/fundraisers/

Finally, we are also looking for talented and motivated people to be online, on-site volunteers and ambassadors.  If you are interested in any of this, you can find application form on our website. http://www.paajaf.org/get-involved/

We count it as a great privilege to have you on board, without you we cannot achieve as much as we have! PAAJAF is still in existence due to your donations of time and money and we are pleased to be accountable to you dearly for what we have been doing.We were very happy to receive a visit from helen at GlobalGiving who gave us lots of good ideas and support and look forward to meeting again in future!

Mary is very happy to receive scholarship help
Mary is very happy to receive scholarship help
Erica attends Empet Academy
Erica attends Empet Academy

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Sep 2, 2013

Update on Education for People in Ghana

I am writing to provide you with an update to PAAJAF's projects and to let you know a few changes we are making in the short term to help our projects and beneficiaries.

We were visited by Helen at GlobalGiving UK, as a project evaluator to help us to make improvements to our projects and give us advice on how we can support the people in the Gbawe community better with our limited resources and funds. Helen gave us some great feedback, you can read about it here https://www.facebook.com/notes/globalgiving-uk/meet-vera/10151520544697484 

Together, we have decided that in the short term, due to our very limited funds and resources, that we will be retiring 3 of the projects from GlobalGiving and focusing all of our efforts on Help Underprivileged Children In Ghana and sponsoring the fantastic children featured on our website. http://www.paajaf.org/fundraisers/scholarship-fund/

We are fully committed to making a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged children, youth and women in our community.

We are determined to provide scholarship support to the children identified in our community and will be participating the September Fundraiser at GlobalGiving.

You have helped us on our incredible journey, and we hope to continue with your support in the future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kappiah@paajaf.org. I am more than happy to answer any queries you have.

You can stay updated on the PAAJAF Foundation's latest news via Facebook www.facebook.com/PAAJAF

 

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