Hundreds of kids like Opoku in Ghana do not have backpacks to carry their books. As a result, they carry their books on their head, as they walk to school and back home each day. This project will help to change that by providing backpacks to comfortably hold their books. Backpacks will also include an assortment of much-in-need school supplies like notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, a ruler, etc. No child should have to endure the weight of books on their head because of poverty!
10-year-old Opoku has to carry his heavy books to school each day - on his head. His parents in rural Ghana cannot afford to purchase a backpack for him. This is the unfortunate reality that hundreds of kids deal with daily. This sometimes causes headaches as the kids walk long distances to and from school. Starting a school day with a headache is terrible!
Your support of this project will help to provide 250 backpacks with school supplies to Opoku and kids like him. With these backpacks, they will no longer have to uncomfortably and painfully carry books on their heads. They will be able to start each day with a fresh and clear mind. Kids will be better able to focus. This simple intervention will make a huge difference and enhance their learning.
In both the short and long term, the learning of kids will be improved. Assimilating key concepts is critical at this early fundamental stage as they are learning the important building blocks for a lifetime of learning
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