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St Nicholas Mission Academy

$8,500 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 2 months
Created November 26, 2018
BIRTH OF THE PROJECT

When visiting Ghana in 2018, a child ran up to me and begged me crying for a simple book to read. He lived in an extremely disadvantaged community, with people struggling to break out of the cycle of poverty.

The boldness of the boy who asked for the book instilled in me a boldness to return to offer, not only one child a book, but as many as possible. I wish to provide the knowledge for them to improve themselves and their community through a school. I want to use my skills and knowledge to provide a foundational space for children to begin their first steps at having a more fulfilling life.

SCHOOL MISSION 

Education is a human right.

St Nicholas Mission Academy strives to provide education for those who cannot afford even the basic standards of living.

In Kokrobite, Ghana there are already some schools that require a small daily fee for attendance and lunch (3 GHC; 0.85c AUD; 0.62c USD; 0.47p GBP). Whilst these schools are extremely successful and contribute in a major way to providing education to underprivileged children, there is still a large proportion of children whose families cannot even provide for this. We endeavour to provide a learning haven for these children who are locked out of basic education at no fault of their own.

SCHOOL PROGRESS
St Nicholas Mission Academy is a preparatory school (nursery/creche, kindergarten level 1 and level 2) and currently has 30 students enrolled, with a capacity for 60.

Thanks to the generosity of the 66 people who have already donated to us, we have been able to partition the school building into 3 classrooms, purchased tables and chairs for teachers and students, textbooks, exercise books, stationary, whiteboards, bowls, spoons and cups, organised the installation of a toilet, secured 3 qualified teachers, employed a cook, gained WIFI internet, a printer and computer.

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CHILD SPONSORSHIP:

Child sponsorship is crucial to the running of St Nicholas Mission Academy. Many of our families are in desperate situations affected by unemployment, illness and death. Their children would not have attended school if not for our charitable cause.

We hope that your yearly donation to a particular child will be more than just a donation, but a life-changing decision. You will receive updates twice a year on the educational, developmental and health progress and interests of your child. Watch your sponsor child thrive!

$200 per year (or $17 per month):
Includes daily lunch and drinking water, book and stationary kit, health insurance and tuition. 

Here are some of our children waiting to meet you! Please email stnicmissionacademy@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor a child.

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SEPARATE GIFTS:

- [$2.50] Yearly health insurance registration for 1 child
- [$6] Yearly drinking water for 1 child
- [$15] Yearly book and stationary kit for 1 child, incl Maths, English reading, natural science, environmental science and colouring books (according to Ghanaian curriculum).
- [$15] Curriculum and lesson books for 1 teacher, $45 for 3 teachers
- [$17] Monthly lunch for 1 child
- [$80] Monthly staff salary for 1 teacher/cook
- [$115] Yearly Internet
- [$127] Yearly toilet paper and soap
- [$345] Cooking water and gas
- [$550] Yearly rent for school grounds (paid until Oct 2019)


Any donation, large or small, will help us enormously in achieving our mission of providing free education to these children!

And thank you to all our future donors - without you, none of this would be possible! <3 


FOLLOW US!

Please like our Facebook page to keep updated on our school progress! 


Disclaimer: all monetary amounts listed above are in Australian Dollars and 100% of donations go towards the school and children.

Our name proudly recognises St Nicholas, the patron Saint of children, giving to the disadvantaged, and our local sailors and fishermen.

Who am I? 
I am a 24 year old Arts/Law Graduate residing in Sydney, Australia who is passionate about helping people.  

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1 month into 2019, we would like to sincerely thank the generosity of the 66 people who have already donated to the St Nicholas Mission Academy.

We have been able to partition the school building into 3 classrooms, purchase tables and chairs for teachers and students, textbooks, exercise books, stationary, whiteboards, bowls, spoons and cups, organised the installation of a toilet, secured 3 qualified teachers, employed a cook, gained WIFI internet, a printer and a laptop.

When we started out we could not have imagined we would achieve all of this! Looking forward to February, thank you!!
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Hi everyone, thank you so much for your support over the last 2 weeks. The response has been incredible and we have already started to make purchases for the school including white boards, complete set of stationary for each class and maths, english and drawing books. Over the next few days we will be purchasing all the chairs, tables and wooden panelling for the interior walls. We couldn't have done this without each and every individual donation that has been sent our way and we are eternally grateful for the opportunity these children have to be educated. Please keep following us as we will be posting more updates in the weeks to come.
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Raised by 66 people in 2 months
Created November 26, 2018
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