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Provide Ghanian Students with Backpacks

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc.
Provide Ghanian Students with Backpacks

Summary

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. No child should have to endure the weight of books on their head because of poverty!

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Challenge

10-year-old Opoku is one of the many children in rural Ghana that has to carry her heavy books to school each way. The parents in rural Ghana cannot afford to purchase a backpack for their children.

Solution

Your support of this project will help to provide up to 250 backpacks to kids like Opoku. The backpacks will be purchased locally or shipped from Tennessee. With backpacks, they will no longer have to uncomfortably and painfully carry books on their heads.

Long-Term Impact

Kids will be better able to focus and learn in school. They will not have headaches or be tired from the strain of carrying books.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Ghana Child Labor ~ Bureau Of International Labor
Ghana: Child Labor Taints Gold Supply Chain
One Million Children Labor in Africa's Goldmines
Child Labor and Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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