Help Underprivileged Children in Ghana

 
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Dec 8, 2009

Project Report

Dear Friends of Paajaf,

It is honour for me to present to you the update of the project you donated to. Your participation to learn about the betterment, happiness and fulfilling lives for orphans, underprivileged and undeserved children in Ghana and in Gbawe community has brought many life changing in their lives.

We are much grateful to you all for the continues support to Paajaf Foundation on our Project to provide aid to underprivileged and undeserved children in Ghana and in Gbawe. Paajaf seek to maintain fairness, accountability and high rate of integrity in operations. Due to this, I write hereby to present to you an audited report of operations as at June 30 2009. Please, read the attach document. The foundation operated at income loss of $48.59 USD. We projected to acquire plot of land to build scholarship school for underprivileged children but the foundation was unable due to the hard hit and recent reduce funding. Four kids as we reported in the financial report. We have been able to settle three of them school for September to December 2009. One outstanding fee to be paid is $50.00 due to the lack of funding. Our Adult Literacy Education which has brought many positive impact and life changing on their families and also on many kids in our community has been put on hold since there is no fund to pay the facilitators salary. An amount of $150.00 is in arrears as facilitators salaries.

OUR CHALLENGES

1. Fund to support the children in next year 2010

2. Salaries for the teachers and project administrative staff

3. Sponsorship or partnership is needed for full implementation of the scholarship school project

4. Fund to buy plot of Land for putting up the building to accommodate the children or rent premises

5. Fund to ship children used clothing and used goods

6. Lack of children used clothing and used goods for our Thrift Store

STRATEGY FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PROJECT

1. Creation of a Used Clothing and Small Household Goods Shop

2. Setting up Used Clothing and Small Household Goods Shop Run and Operated by youth and Women

3. Only using proceeds to provide scholarship and education for more underprivileged children

OUR URGENT NEEDS

1. Help with shipment cost of used goods from United States and other countries to Ghana for our Thrift store to sustain the project.

2. Used clothing and small household goods for needy people of all ages

Once again we are much grateful without your help nothing could be done.

Sincerely,

Philip Appiah


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Jul 28, 2009

A Postcard from Help Orphans & Other Vulnerable Children in Ghana

Sheila Leonard is an intern at GlobalGiving. This summer she traveled throughout West Africa and visited a number of GlobalGiving projects. On June 15th she visited "Help Orphans & Other Vulnerable Children in Ghana." When asked what she would tell her friends about this project, Sheila said: "Incredible: You need to see this!"

"On Monday, June 15 I visited an Adult English Education class in a small suburb of Accra, Ghana. Often on my site visits I am presented to the beneficiaries with immense grandeur and respect. Since classes had already started, he ushered me to a seat and I observed the twenty student English language class. After a few photos and awkward looks from the young children, offering to help and the project leader Philip shot me an incredibly thankful smile. I listened to an intermediate level student on her reading and pronunciation of workbook stores. About four levels of English were being taught in one classroom. As a former ESL teacher, watching people diligently learn the language of the 'first' world always brings tears to my eyes. The students were so eager and diligent with their work, but switched off laughing and chiding each other for mixed up words or forgotten tenses. The teachers were friendly but firm, and clearly saw the two hours as devoted solely to education and work. This too was a refreshing outlook on time for those of us accustomed to intense scheduling and efficiency. Paajaf took education and their students’ time very seriously and worked to maximize the benefit for students young and old in the one classroom with multiple teachers, workbooks, and studies happening simultaneously. After class, Paajaf presented me with a beautiful kente clothed, with the words 'Thank you Sheila Leonard from the Paajaf Foundation' sewn into it. After a month of long bus rides, people begging for money, harassment on the streets, heat, and sometimes unbearable hotel conditions, I nearly cried from this sweet gift and their pride. We all shook hands, took pictures, and as darkness settled in, Philip and five children from the classes walked me to the 'trotro' or bus back to Accra. It was my third to last day in Ghana and for the first time, I really didn’t want to go home.

"The best thing about Paajaf Foundation was their ability to work with their beneficiaries’ needs. The sun sets at 6pm the lack of electricity prevents teaching after six. However, many of the students work until 4 or 5 and can’t get to school until 6. Paajaf recently negotiated another classroom from a local church and began classes that immediate Wednesday from 6-8. I rarely saw results that quickly in West Africa (or at home for that matter!!).

"I was incredibly impressed with this organization and urge you to donate, or comment if you want to hear more. Phillip, thank you for your hospitality!"

Jul 19, 2009

Accountability Report

Dear PAAJAF Donors,

On behalf of the PAAJAF Foundation I would like to inform you that the Accountability Report regarding the funds received during the Global Giving April 2009 Challenge is now ready. We would also like to underline that our strivings to improve the lives of underprivileged children and women are constant and that you will be well-informed with regards to every development that follows.

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Jul 14, 2009

PAAJAF Scholarship Fund in Action

Scholarship Fund in Action
Scholarship Fund in Action

We would like to thank our Donors for their generous contribution to the cause of international peace and development. The funds that we managed to raise during the Global Giving April Challenge are currently used to provide scholarships for the underprivileged children in Ghana.

Since accountability and trust are of major importance in every philanthropic activity, we would like to present you with the relative evidence of how the funds are used.

We would also like to underline that our strivings to improve the lives of underprivileged children are constant and that you will be well-informed with regards to every development that follows.

PAAJAF scholars
PAAJAF scholars

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May 13, 2009

Funds Allocation

We would like to inform our Donors that the funds our Project received until now will be allocated as follows:

40% will be allocated to the Adult Education Project

30% will be devoted to the Sponsor-a-Child (Scholarship) Project

30% will be managed as a Passive Fund to respond to any urgent needs with regards to the Projects above.

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Organization

Paajaf Foundation

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

Project Leader

Philip Appiah

Founder
Mallam-Accra, Ghana

Where is this project located?

Map of Help Underprivileged Children in Ghana