Help Build an Education Center in Ghana

Raised: 3.077,00€
Goal: 2.800,00€

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Alycia Class

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Hello, my name is Alycia, I am a 17 year old High School student. I am preparing a volunteering trip to Ghana in August 2013 to work on a construction project with a local NGO, Volunteer... more


Updated posted by Alycia Class 7 months ago

So, back from Ghana! Shovelled a lot, made bricks, plastered, hiked up a mountain to see some waterfalls, fed some monkeys, and overall had a great time! I'll try and post a few more pictures soon, thanks again for all you support.
Me voila de retour du Ghana, où j'ai fait du ciment, des briques, plâtré... Randonné au sommet d'une montagne pour voir les chutes de Wli, nourri des singes, et dans l'ensemble me suis éclatée! J'essayerai de mettre en ligne quelques photos supplémentaires bientôt, merci encore pour votre soutien.


Making plaster for the tie-dye workshop.

The local children

Abigail and Comfort, who looked after us


Updated posted by Alycia Class 8 months ago

And a couple more pics...


Mighty Loch Ness


Updated posted by Alycia Class 8 months ago

Alycia is in Ghana with no internet but has asked me to share a few photos of her Scottish adventure with everyone, so here goes...
Alycia est au Ghana sans internet mais m'a demande de partager avec tout le monde quelques photos de l'epopee Ecossaise...


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Created by Alycia Class on March 31, 2013

Hello, my name is Alycia, I am a 17 year old High School student. I am preparing a volunteering trip to Ghana in August 2013 to work on a construction project with a local NGO, Volunteer Corps Organization
( in order to create a building that will house both a women’s empowerment center and a Computer Education center in a rural area.
Women’s empowerment is critical for tackling poverty and social injustice in Africa. The goal for the women's empowerment center is to create employment specifically for the disabled and widows through skill acquisition and training. The organization would also like to focus on counseling for abused and battered women, child abuse, HIV/Aids, and teen pregnancy.
The purpose of the Computer Education center is to provide students with the real experience of working on computers rather than learning about them through a book and drawings on the board. While students in urban school are provided computers in school, very few students in rural schools have ever even seen a computer. Providing students access to computers is a key step in bridging the gap between education in urban and rural schools.
I am raising money towards my trip through tutoring of younger students at my school and working during the holidays, but I still need help to raise the sum of €2800, to pay for flights, housing and food, equipment, visa, vaccinations, etc. If through your support I achieve more than this goal, I plan to use any surplus towards funding equipment for the ICT center.
I don’t expect you just to give me money for nothing though :) In July I will be doing a sponsored kayak challenge (and those who know me and my level of fitness will vouch that it will be a challenge, especially as I am a kayak novice!). Coast to coast Scotland, Fort William to Inverness along the Great Glen canal, loch Lochy and Loch Ness - 95 km in just 3 days, for which you are welcome to sponsor me.
You can help in two ways:
1) By sponsoring me for my kayak challenge through donating on this site. Even €10 can make all the difference!
2) By sharing my project with your network by email,Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or any other means you can think of.
Of course, if you see me every day, you can also donate directly to me, and I will keep a tally of offline donations on this page too.
However you choose to contribute, I thank you in advance - I wouldn’t be able to do this without you!
Take care,

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Well done! A worthwhile project and a well executed fundraising campaign...

posted by Coraline Sidney 12 months ago

Bravo Alycia !

posted by Christine Durand 12 months ago

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Recent Donations (47)

3.077€ raised by 47 people in 12 months.


Vincent Blanchon

7 months ago



Mougins School students, parents & staff

8 months ago (Offline Donation)


From the sponsorship box in Elizabeth' office



Tonton Alain

9 months ago


Une modeste participation à ces pérégrinations c'est beau d'être jeune ...




9 months ago (Offline Donation)



Pierre et Isa Lacomblez

9 months ago (Offline Donation)


Tous nos voeux de réussite pour ton projet.



Edoardo Pirovano

10 months ago


Good luck Alycia! :)




10 months ago



bluewater yachting

10 months ago


Wish you all the luck in the world with this amazing adventure!



Wolfgang Burg

10 months ago (Offline Donation)



Simon Ray

10 months ago


Good luck from us all - sounds like a fantastic venture.


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