Dear Members of Our Global Community:
Ata Adjei is a young boy of 14 years old who lost his father at 5 years old. Instead of attending school, he has been selling ice cream in the market and sleeping on the streets of Nsawam, Ghana. The Youth Advocates Ghana organization helps children like Ata, as well as other children who are young victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and homelessness, so that they may return to school to get the education that they need to pull themselves out of poverty and become more positive and influential members of their communities. (Photo: Ata Adjei, age 14, in Nsawam, Ghana)*
Located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Teacher Mantey is a junior high school near a poor village where child labor is a common practice. Many children in that region drop out of junior high and high school to help their parents work in order to increase their family's income. Most of the students who attend school at Teacher Mantey are without any books or materials to help them learn, and they do not have any of the skills that they need to better their conditions.
Their old classroom block is a dilapidated structure that has become a death trap for it's pupils and teachers. It has not seen any major renovations since it was constructed by the community over 40 years ago. The roof is irreparable, and the building structure, unstable, unsafe and unsuitable for effective teaching. Previous attempts to hold classes outside left the children and teachers physically unable to bear the harsh exposure to the heat from the sun's rays and other elements in their environment.
Your donations to the Youth Advocates Ghana will help these children gain improved access to resources and education they need to develop their abilities, and to transform their communities. To learn more about Teacher Mantey, please visit http://educateonechild.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/teacher-mantey-school-faces-imminent-closure-death-trap/
.(Photo: Teacher Mantey Junior High, Eastern Ghana Region)* (Photo: School classroom inside Teacher Mantey, Eastern Ghana Region)*
With as little as the cost of your lunch today, you could sponsor one of these children. Your entire donation will be used to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other educational supplies that they cannot afford, as the YAG staff is fully volunteered.
* Your donation of $25 could buy a child's school supplies that they need for proper instruction.
* With $100, you could help pay for materials to build them a safer school.
As a YAG sponsor, you will receive updates and be informed by the Youth Advocates Ghana's program directors about their progress. We are all members of a global community, and these kids needs our support, so any donation from you, either big or small, will help make a difference in the progress and change of this community!
To see what our organization is doing to revive hope in Ghana, or for more information about the specific names and backgrounds of our sponsored children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently working to document the individual stories of these children's lives to share with you, so please stay tuned to our blog for upcoming posts: http://educateonechild.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/38/.
Also, please send us an invitation through these social networks:
Click HERE to like us on Facebook!! ( https://www.facebook.com/youthadvocatesghana
Click HERE to join our LinkedIn group!! http://www.linkedin.com/groups/YOUTH-ADVOCATES-GHANAYAG-3886837
On behalf of all of the members, partners and children of the YAG, I thank you for supporting our cause and helping us improve these children's access to a brighter future! I look forward to updating you all soon on our progress!!
Intl. Director (USA)- YAG's Girls' Education Program http://www.linkedin.com/in/joyellejohnson/
~In loving memory of Chelsey Sergeant,
a dear friend, loyal advocate and passionate anthropologist. She will always be remembered running down Ghanaian beaches with a trail of children behind her. May her dream of providing kids she loved with more opportunity be honored by your gift. Thank you!