CLCD Ghana

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Raised by 24 people in 34 months
This holiday, my goal is to help CLCD-Ghana, a non-profit organization I started raise $3000.

My colleague and I started a non-profit in Ghana called Center for Learning and Childhood Development. The aim of the Center is to use research to promote child health and education in Ghana. Our mission is to reduce unnecessary newborn deaths,  promote early child education and development, and support families whose children are left behind in the Ghanaian education and health systems because they have a developmental disability (such as autism, cerebral palsy, or learning disabilities).

For now, we want to develop/validate diagnostic tools that can help psychologists and clinical practitioners in Ghana identify children who have developmental problems. We also want to link parents with children with developmental disabilities to existing services, such as education for children with special needs, speech therapy for children with communication problems, or physical therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

To achieve this goal, our first project is an exploratory study to document the challenges parents and health workers have in diagnosing, caring, and accessing services for children with developmental disabilities. Here is a full description of the project:
We will use the monies raised to help achieve this goal.

We want to raise money to support our programs and lay the groundwork for our organization in Ghana. You can support us by donating money. You can also donate a camera, phone, or tablets we can use for our research projects and documenting our work.

Hope that you can help our cause. You can find more information about our organization here: 

I am so thankful for your support and kindness!
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Thank you thank you to everyone who donated and shared to make my wish come to pass!! I was able to enjoy my birthday yesterday to its fullest. We can still accept donations for the organization through this link-- moneys will be used to fund our preliminary research and immediate needs of the organization. Our website is here for more information:

Thank you again, and I continue to look forward to serving in every capacity.

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$1,555 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 34 months
Created October 18, 2016
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Gina Hurley
8 months ago

Kwame is Amazing In Honor of Emily Hurley..

8 months ago
Danielle Swiger
9 months ago
Jennifer McCullough
15 months ago

Kwame, Thank you for being a great mentor and allowing me to be your research assistant. As a thank you, I wanted to make this donation! You do such great work for all of those that you serve in Ghana. Jennifer McCullough

Christin Spoolstra
20 months ago
Elena Broaddus
27 months ago

In honor of my mom, Martha Tyler-- happy Mother's Day!!!

Emily Hurley
32 months ago

Kwame is doing amazing work.

Abigail Wilson
34 months ago
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34 months ago
Fan Yang
34 months ago
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