Education Center for Ghanaian Youth

$5,900 $6,100
Raised Remaining
Sep 25, 2012

Thank You and Updates

Smiling girls who will soon attend the Center!
Smiling girls who will soon attend the Center!

To start off we would like to say a huge THANK YOU from all of Light for Children-Ghana. We appreciate your mobilization and donations greatly. Without you our dreams of the Education Center would not be possible. 

I wanted to share a little video with you from some of our LIFOC Summer School students from summer 2011. These students were in my ICT computer class and asked me to teach them about filmmaking and photography. I taught them the basics in one week and the week after they were creating interview questions for eachother, the week after that they were filming. They took the project and ran with it. Sadly I didn't have enough time to teach them about the editing process but they laid out the storyboard of what they wanted. This is the video they created. Are they a talented group of kids with the biggest dreams? I have total faith they will achieve them with the amount of dedication and passion they have. 

This is what the education center is all about to us. It's about providing the knowledge and tools to children and letting them run away with it. We want to empower them to dream their biggest dreams and realize their full potential. We want to create a space for children's imaginations to flow and open their minds to the world around them. 

I'm heading to Ghana in two months so we can officially start working on the Education Center, but we need your help to finish fundraising. If we don't reach the $6,000 mark we can't begin any work. We are asking you to forward the link to our project page to 10 friends asking them to make a donation so we can reach our goal and change the lives of thousands of Ghanaian children.

October 17th, 2012 is this year's 3rd and final Matching Day. GlobalGiving is offering a 30% match on all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project.The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving. Let's get all of our friends and family to donate on October 17th so we can get all the money donated on that day matched! 

Thank you for all your support and donations, lets reach our goal of $6,000 so we can begin work on the Education Center in late November!

Taken at Atonsu Primary, soon to attend Center
Taken at Atonsu Primary, soon to attend Center

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Ghana or in Children that needs your help.


Project Leader

Sebastian Lindstrom

Atonsu, Kumasi Ghana

Where is this project located?