Africa: Educational Center

Hello, my name is Samuel Gould. I am a senior in high school, and because I have been so blessed, I have decided that I am going to spend the fall semester of my senior year giving back in a way that stretches me and challenges me to look beyond myself and my own needs.

I will be going to Keta, Ghana with my mom to work with orphans, specifically in the boys home. I have asked what the needs of the boys are other than their basic needs, and the leaders said that they need mentorship, leadership skills, and some sort of computer lab to learn technical skills. Some of the boys have been fortunate enough--through a lot of sacrifices--to get through school, but they don’t have any skills beyond that. We feel that building an educational center and teaching a six week mentorship/leadership course along with computer skills will be very effective. I have spent my summer raising money in order to complete the center, which we have started (see pictures below), and I have also been in the process of writing my own leadership course (based off of John C. Maxwell's book Developing the Leader Within You).

The Educational Center, when completed, will have a computer lab and a multi-purpose hall with bathrooms that can seat up to eighty people.

I will need the funds as soon as possible, but we are leaving for Ghana on October 9th this year. All proceeds go to this project and the orphanage. 

For Remaining Work to Finish the Educational Center:
- Roof
- Windows
- Floor Tiles
- Doors
- Air Conditioning
- Twelve Computers
- Tables and chairs
- One projector

Thank you so much for partnering with me. I know the boy’s home will be so blessed and influenced by your giving. This is life-changing for a lot of them. God bless you.

Organizer and beneficiary

Samuel Gould
Loomis, CA
Audrey Gould

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