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Aid for Children in Kenya & Ghana

$2,609 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 43 people in 8 months
The following information is about my previous trip to Ghana (October-December 2017). I will soon be going to Kenya, and back to Ghana (Feb-May 2018). Click the "Updates" button for more information!!

Hi!! As many of you know, I am spending two months in Ghana, West Africa.  I am volunteering in a school in Frankadua, which is a small village in the Eastern Volta region. The students are amazing!!! They are all so curious and happy and eager to learn!  I've quickly discovered how limited the resources are here. Many children do not have pencils, paper or books, and classrooms only have a chalkboard to use for teaching. Sadly, many families cannot afford the yearly school fees, which are 24-29cedi (that's $6-$8!).

I am raising money to help pay for student fees, as well as to purchase art supplies to create visuals for the classrooms.  I will personally buy the supplies and am organizing a time with the headmaster to teach the teachers how to create posters as learning tools.  In addition, I will pay student fees directly to the school for those children who cannot afford to pay.  Please consider giving!  Your $6 donation will fund a child's education for a whole year!! 

Thank you.

Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jilliansmith423@gmail.com.  My wireless service isn't very good here, but I will respond as soon as I am able!!

Here are a few pictures from my trip so far:





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Hello everyone!

As many of you know, I am currently on a gap year traveling and working with underprivileged children. So far, I have worked in a daycare in Costa Rica, and taught at a school in Ghana. For the “last leg” of my gap year I was planning on traveling to Australia, though my heart was still drawn to Africa. I will be traveling to Kenya for a month and a half, and then to Ghana for two and a half months- where I will be teaching in the same community that I was in during my last trip!

Initially, I wasn’t planning on continuing this fundraiser, though several people have reached out and asked me if they can donate. The money I received funded so many projects, including: several malaria outreaches, improved infrastructure for schools, children’s school fees, health insurance for children, wound care supplies, and many other things. If you would like to read more details about the donation distribution, you can go on my website: https://jilliantsmith.weebly.com/gap-year-travels.html . I want to emphasize that 100% of the donations go to aiding African communities.

Also, here is a video from my last trip!!
Two Months in Ghana!
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