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Help Jamestown Kids go to School

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Raised by 31 people in 9 months
My name is Kuukua Eshun, (instagram :@kuuksss) I'm a Ghanaian who lives in Columbus, Ohio. I went to Ghana a few months ago to visit and while I was there, I got inspired to work on an artistic project with my partner, Prince Gyasi (Instagram :@princejyesi). I explored the City of Accra which happens to be the capital city of Ghana. One of the most authentic and beautiful town I visited was Jamestown! The place was very inspiring, the kids were so loving, and creative! So pure and original! I mean talking about the graffiti art on the walls, I was amazed!! Jamestown is one of the oldest district in the city of Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
Today, Jamestown remains as a fishing community inhabited primarily by the Ga. (A tribe in Ghana) Although in a state of decay following years of neglect by subsequent governments, the districts are popular tourist destinations for those seeking to see the remnants of Accra's colonial past.
Day in and day out most Kids from Jamestown help their parents fish. Sadly, that's their only source of income. These crazily talented kids have no other option in life. The parents are unable to send them to school due to the cost. They absolutely have no other choice but to learn the skill. They live in a wooden structures and barely have clothes, shoes and other things needed on a daily basis as humans. My partner (Prince Gyasi) and I spoke to a few kids during one of our visits and according to them they dropped out of school due to poverty. We spoke to a few teenagers who stated that they have been fishing since they dropped out of school and they haven't been able to go back to school because their parents can't afford to cater for their education as we mentioned above. Please note that, people from Jamestown barely make anything off of fishing and it's not considered a "sporting activity" as it is in some parts of the world. The people of Jamestown fish for a living and depend on the little money they make to feed their families. It's an endless cycle of "I hope I make enough money for food today from selling fish" everyday, It's a very sad situation. Most of these kids are very creative, in painting, making artifacts, soccer, dancing, singing etc..and as creatives ourselves, it saddens our hearts to see such amazingly talented kids drop out of school and are unable to follow their dreams due to poverty. Every child should be given the opportunity to learn and make a life out of themselves.
Every child should have access to education.
While I was in Ghana, I worked on a project with a few kids and surprisingly, these kids were so incredibly talented that the photography project we did with them made it to Apple's Instagram page!!! My partner and I got a lot of good feedback from people all over the world!That's when we realized that something has to be done about the situation of these unfortunate young ones. However, this isn't the first time we've tried to help Jamestown kids. My partner's mother organized a charity fundraiser for JamesTown kids last summer. She gave them clothes, shoes, foods, books, writing items, and a lot of souvenirs. In the past, a few people have tried to help but it's always with materialistic things. Prince and I want to make an impact in the lives of these children. We want to invest in their future by giving them the opportunity to have an education. We got inspired to start this campaign together and make sure these creative kids go to school. It will be such an honor if anyone out there could help us better the lives of these amazingly creative kids. Unfortunately, getting a good education in Ghana isn't free, and we want to put these kids in good private schools. There are two types of systems for middle school education, which are: Public and private. The public middle schools are free but not totally free. Also, they're not the best source of education in Ghana. Teachers are not honestly paid well, the kids run a shift because it's free and a lot of students are enrolled in one particular school in a community, students don't have the best resources for
Learning and also not a very good environment for studying! etc...
This is why we want to put these kids in private schools! Where they'll have access to the necessary and important faculties for learning, their security is guaranteed, discipline will be instilled in them, and obviously they'll have access to taste education in the best way. Prince and I are two college students who don't have enough to help these children. Sending them to school means, paying school fees every semester, buying them new school uniforms, shoes, providing transportation, food, and also giving the parents a little something as well!
The plan is to further their education till they're done with middle school at least, For now, we want to concentrate on about 7 or more kids! We want to assure the public that all monies donated will be used for intended purposes only!! We will also make sure to keep the public updated!! I am currently back in Ohio but I plan on visiting Ghana in a few months to be able to register the kids in good schools myself alongside Prince! Prince is based in Ghana so he'll follow up with the parents with a team as often as possible and make sure that the kids are being cared for and provided whatever it is that they need to stay in school! Please help us send these children to school for the betterment of their future! Thank you!
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We have an Instagram page now!! @boxedkids. Follow us to be a part of our journey. Also, my team and I are so grateful for all the donations so far! Thank you!! Bless you all!!!!
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They won prizes for participating in fun activities!
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Prince's mom fundraising "fun fair" for James Town kids.
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And some clean free water to drink!
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