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,
May 5, 2014

Thank you! Our lives better, we are at school!

Abigail at Acropolis Schools
Abigail at Acropolis Schools

Wow, it's been an amazing few months and we sincerely thank you for your immense contributions to our scholarship students lives! From January to April 2014, we are happy to report that in fact, the children that you are sponsoring are in the school and school fees are fully paid for this term. These children you are supporting are Gilbert, Mary, Abigail, Erica, Ebenezer with full or part payment of school fees and Christpher, Benjamin, Vera and Nidaar with at home food support, health insurance and uniforms. The children are aged between 2 years old and 19 years old.

Gilbert is still waiting for application from the University, your generous donations through this project and the micro-project raised $1115 so that he can make an application and I have told him that as soon as he get admission the fund will be disbursed to support him and this would be done only if he gets admission into a University.

Abigail's school report shows a good performance, and that Abigail one she rejoined school is performing quite impressive but with room for improvement. Her best grades are in social studies and home economics, where Abigail scored 'excellent' in recent exams. In fact, she feels happy and the family too since trying to find enough funds for school fees was a burden to them because they didn't know where they could get money to pay the fees through lack of permamnent jobs and only temporary work. Since Abigail is in her final year now at the Junior High School, she leaves home before 6am each day for classes before school lessons start.

Erica and Mary continue to progress well at school and are attending all their classes.Erica has $347 raised for her scholarship fund which covered her term, however, we will still seek assistance for the remaining terms this year and feature Erica in our microprojects once more to help her. Mary is fully funded and her family are experiencing much positive results with increased help Mary's health and wellbeing is improved and she is also helping her younger sister Miriam with reading.

Ebenezer thanks you for your support to his University fund, which raised $110, this is not currently enough to pay his tuition fee of $400, so it will be held for Ebenezer until the full amount is available. We have launched a new nicro-project and will be campaigning for Ebenezer to help him get to University and study marketing!

Thanks to YOU all this progress has been possible, we and the children express a heartfelt gratitude for your support.

Josephine's mother approached me three days ago that she needs help for Josephine and her brother Kelvin that they  both have been sacked for school fees for 3 weeks now that they have been at home missing classes. Therefore there are more children we will help in the coming months, we have created fundraisers on PAAJAF's website and will be doing the same at GlobalGiving.

We thank you for your generous support, please contact me, Philip for more information at info@paajaf.org

Abigail at school
Abigail at school
Mary has books and uniform
Mary has books and uniform
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

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