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Jul 2, 2013

Summer term, Erica continues to progress

Erica attends Empet Academy
Erica attends Empet Academy

We have been fortunate to have been given a unique opportunity to raise additional funds and support our amazing kids through GlobalGiving’s June Bonus Day.  Two generous donors came forward and the following school children will benefit from your recent donations of GH¢ 250 – GH¢ 280 (Ghanaian Cedi). 

  1. Erica  - GH¢ 60 full school tuition this term
  2. Vira  - GH¢ 50 to support her mother to purchase food to take care of Vira. 
  3. Lauren  - GH¢ 100 part tuition (Lauren’s school  fees are GH¢220 per a term)
  4. Nidaar  - GH¢60 full tuition for this school term

In July, the children continue to develop and progress. Erica and Vira are in class one and in the second term of the academic year and are learning English Language, Ghanaian Language, math, science, social and cultural studies. Being able to go to school this term means Erica and Vira are engaging in all school activities including this term physical education (PE) and worship service classes.

Nidaar and Lauren are in nursery school. The four children are in good condition and happy for the support they are receiving from you our passionate donors and from your continued support.

Our next goal is a September fundraiser - where fundraisers themselves can earn prizes from their amazing effort - please contact kappiah@paajaf.org!

Here is more detailed background about our wonderful children. As an orphan, Erica relies on the help of PAAJAF otherwise she would be thrown out of school.

Lauren has a single mother, her father died, and currently her mother has no job and finds it difficult to take care of her and the brother Kwaku.  A donation means we can step in to part-pay this term’s fees and support her education.

Vira has a single mother who has not seen her father since her birth.  Her mother is employed to teach nursery school with small take home pay that could not take care of Vira.  Your donations provide support her mother so she can provide nutritious food to Vira

Through a generous sponsorship donation Nidaar's school fees can be paid in full this term helping her remain in nursey, we have stepped in because Nidaar’s father is only able to secure casual labor and her mother remains at home to look after children, making things difficult for Niddar to meet her educational needs.

Once again, thank you for your kindness and support across the world. We continue to campaign to local residents about our children and raising awareness at a local level.

Apr 1, 2013

You made it possible - 7 children attending school

Abigail is able to attend primary school
Abigail is able to attend primary school

Our beneficiaries and their families are grateful for the generous donations PAAJAF has received to fund school fees for 7 poor children in Gbawe.  Each school term fee is $90 per child; from your donations, you made it possible for full payment of fees for 4 children and part payment of fees for 3 additional children.

The children we help are underprivileged and from poor backgrounds where families are struggling to make ends meet. Some are orphans or neglected with no other means of attending the overcrowded public school. PAAJAF checks the financial situation of the families and ascertain which children desperately need help and steps in to provide that assistance.

Payment of school fees has given the children below the ability to attend school for the first 2013 term. They continue to learn reading, writing, math and science subjects in their respective schools and have the courage to make friends and develop. From all of us – Thank You.

1. Erica -  School fees Fully paid
An orphan living with her Aunt, Erica continues to attend Empet Academy and has a uniform and school materials, this means no more threats of expulsion from school.

2. Nidaar – School fees Fully paid
Nidaar is from a very low income family, now she is able to attend kindergarten at The Pearls School

3  Lauren  - School fees Part Paid
Lauren’s father passed away and her mother had no other means of support, with your help Lauren attends kindergarten at Precious Jesus Int. School

4. Vira - School fees Fully paid
Vira’s mother raises her alone, with your help, Vira is attending Winners Family Preparatory School

5. Abigail – School fees Part Paid
Abigail previously had to frequently miss classes because her parents did not have a steady income. She is attending primary school at Acropolis Schools in Gbawe.

6. Ebenezer – School fees Part Paid
Ebenezer wants to train to be an accountant and is close to completion of final year exams at Presbyterian Senior High School.

7. Christpher – School fees Fully Paid
Christpher’s family earn very low income, he can now attend pre-school at Mercy School.

For more information, please contact info@paajaf.org – we continue to need support for children in Gbawe.

Vira likes to read and make friends
Vira likes to read and make friends

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Jan 8, 2013

2013 Best Wishes and January update

Christpher
Christpher

We start the year with a big Thank You to everyone. The year 2012 was a great challenge but our collaboration with you as donors and volunteers enabled PAAJAF to sponsor 6 children’s school fees and provide welfare support to 2 additional children.

Without your help we would not have been able to reach our beneficiaries.  Please, let us celebrate the impact we have made.  

PAAJAF identifies children in desperate circumstances, orphans, neglected and poor children. $90 pays for one child’s school term, there are 3 school terms in an academic year. Your 2012 donations enabled us to settle school fees for the following poor children:

  • Gilbert and Ebenezer are senior high school students; they want to go to university to become qualified accountants. Ebenezer says...”I want to become an accountant and learn business, I am 7th born of my parents and PAAJAF have helped pay my school fees.”
  • Lauryn’s mother is a widow; with no form of income therefore donations have meant Lauryn can attend primary classes.
  • Vira was abandoned by her father and lives with her mother. Her mother works as a nursery teacher with monthly of income of $50. On her own, it is barely enough to pay the school fees.  With your help, Vira is now attending school.
  • Erica is an orphan and was frequently given school notices for her dress-code and threatened with expulsion from school. Now Erica is at primary school. Erica’s aunt is incredibly grateful to donors.
  • Christpher now attends pre-school, Christpher's mother Doris says " I am much grateful to the donors for Christpher's Education.  It is marvelous to see this. There was no hope but your donation has put smile to my face and my child's face."

In addition, we are grateful to sponsors contributing to the well-being of 2 year old Nidaar and 7 year old orphan Ben. This is providing food, clothes, vaccines and school fees. Thank you so much for your support.

Ben’s sponsor Mainak from the USA says “I’ve decided to sponsor a child in Ghana because it really makes a difference. I’ve chosen to sponsor Ben, 7, because I really want to help him to have a better life...”  We are very happy for Ben.

Regular contributions from donors, even $10 a month (less than a cup of coffee per day) helps improve a needy child’s life. It gives a child basic necessity – food such as rice and maize, a vaccine, a school book, durable clothing and improved living conditions. Additionally, donors help give a needy child emotional and mental comfort because he or she knows that someone cares for him or her elsewhere. Find out more about PAAJAF children

Please note Global Giving matches all monthly recurring donations. Please pass this message on to friends and family and spread the sponsor a child story. We are also grateful to Global Giving for raising awareness of this project on their website and in their social media.

Our goal for 2013, by the end of the year we want to be able to extend child sponsorship from six to twenty and resume other projects that are on hold due to lack of funding. We will keep you updated on our children’s progress!

How can we work together to attract wider support for this cause and help more children? Your ideas and suggestions are gratefully received - please email info@paajaf.org

Lauryn and Christpher
Lauryn and Christpher
Vira
Vira
Benjamin
Benjamin
Erica
Erica
Ebenezer
Ebenezer

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Oct 22, 2012

Project Progress report - October 2012

Nidaar
Nidaar

We are happy to report some great news - we have a new sponsor for Nidaar! A school in the Czech Republic is helping to sponsor Nidaar each year with a contribution towards her food, clothes, vaccines and school fees.

Nidaar is 2 years old. Her family income is only around $15 – $20 per month. Her father is a stone mason that only gets temporary work. PAAJAF have identified her as a child in need. With your sponsorship, Nidaar will have new opportunities to learn and grow. We want to provide Nidaar vaccines to prevent infant diseases, clean water and food.

The month of September we raised $102 in donations, this has helped to buy food and contribute to school fees of the children we help.

As we approach Christmas we are increasing our campaign work to find sponsors for 20 of our most desperate and needy children, contacting organizations and media.

We also need your help to spread the word – through Facebook, Twitter, email or fundraising activities, with your help we can support these amazing kids. Here are some fun(d)raising ideas to get you started: http://www.paajaf.org/free-resources/

Your recent contribution to our project has enables us to settle school fees for the following poor children – Gilbert, Ebenezer, Lauryn, Erica, Vira, Christpher to attend school.

Profiles of the above children can be found by clicking on the link provided: http://www.paajaf.org/recipients/

 

PAAJAF is appealing to you to support and help spreading the word to look for sponsors for our 20 children.  PAAJAF want to help pay schools fees, buy books, bags, shoes, and school uniforms.

Please, join PAAJAF in making a difference in the life of a poor child in Ghana.

 
If you want to join our campaign team, please contact info@paajaf.org

Thank you

Nidaar
Nidaar
Sep 13, 2012

PAAJAF Update

Gilbert
Gilbert

Without your help, PAAAF has nothing to offer to the poor children in the Gbawe Community, those really need you most. We here at PAAJAF and on behalf of the poor children we support would like to express our profound gratitude to you all for your support been received to date to reach out to the beneficiaries.  We say bravo to you all for your unprecedented support from you hard earnings to support the poor children.

Your recent contribution to our project has enables us to settle school fees for the following poor children which include two Senior High School students, two primary school student and  one  Pre-School pupil:

  • Gilbert             :           Senior High school student in final year
  • Ebenezer         :           Senior High school student in final year
  • Erica               :            Primary school
  • Lauryn             :           Primary School
  • Vira                 :           Primary School
  • Christpher        :           Pre-School

 

Profiles of the above children can be found by clicking on the link provided: http://www.paajaf.org/recipients/

 

Gilbert and Ebenezer will be graduating from High School in May 2013 and in fact, they are in need  of your help to pay for schools fees for next term and  registration fees for examination which amount to $800, Ebenezer $400 and Gilbert $400 respectively.

 

Next term which start from January 2013 to March 2013, PAAJAF would need to pay the school fees for Erica, Laura, Christpher, Vira and looking for support to reach other 14 underprivileged children at PAAJAF – Paying their school fees, and to get even basic essentials covered such as food, shoes, clothes, soaps, medicines, vaccinations, etc. so that they can attend school healthy.

 

In view of this and on behalf of these poor children, PAAJAF is appealing to you to support and help spreading the word to look for sponsors for these children.  Our goal is to find sponsors for 20 children at PAAJAF. PAAJAF would pay schools fees, buy books, bags, shoes, and school uniforms.

 

There are five simple ways that you can help these children:

 

- Pen Pal / Sponsorship: Pick a child to connect with and sponsor his/her education
- Fundraising: Plan and hold a fundraising event on this Christmas to support these children
- Sharing the Story:   Share PAAJAF’s story with your friends and community.

- Donate: you can make one time donation or random donations

- Volunteer your time to collect in-kind items to support the children and seeking for sponsors to ship to PAAJAF.

 

Please, join PAAJAF in making a difference in the life of a poor child in Ghana.

 

Thank you

Philip

Ebenezer
Ebenezer
Christpher
Christpher
Erica
Erica
Vira
Vira
Lauryn
Lauryn

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Organization

Paajaf Foundation

Mallam-Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
http://www.paajaf.org

Project Leader

Philip Appiah

Founder
Mallam-Accra, Ghana

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