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Our Goal

The school in Kyekyewere is only possible through the involvement of individuals like you. Because of the nature of the community in which we are building, our design is limited to our ability to access necessary materials and technology. The better materials we are able to access, the more opportunity we are allowed within our design. Our goal is to offer this community the very best school possible, one which will contribute not only to the future of the children it will house, but also the community it serves. This being said, this school will require the a minimum of $50,000 to achieve the quality of design we envision for Kyekyewere. With this in mind, we are continually seeking fund-raising opportunities, as well as the donation of supplies for the completed school. We are in the process of planning some exciting events around Greensboro, which we will need help with over the next few months.

Here are some suggestions for ways to help now:

  • Donation Drive: The school will be in need of the following supplies
    • Blackboard Chalk
    • Colored Pencils
    • Markers
    • Washable Paint
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Composition Notebooks
    • Folders
    • Textbooks
    • Library Books
    • Soccer Balls
  • Other needs
    • Flip-flops (all kids/ youth sizes)
    • Simple T-Shirts (all kids/ youth sizes)
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Soap and Shampoo
  • Gala Items: For our silent auction and gala in November
    • Smaller Items for silent auction, such as:
      • Gift Certificates
      • 2D and 3D works of Art
      • Local Services
      • Gift Baskets
    • Larger Items for formal auction, such as:
      • Trip Vouchers
      • Hotel stays
      • Tickets to sporting events and shows
      • Formal works of art
  • Partnering with a class
    • The greatest gift to these kids is demonstrating that their education is important and meaningful. If you have a class or group of students that consider forming a pen-pal partnership with a class in the Kyekyewere Primary School. This gives students a chance to practice their writing skills and open their eyes to the world beyond their village.

If you are interested in getting involved with Building Hope, please feel free to contact us at buildinghopeghana@gmail.com.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeff Collins permalink
    December 3, 2010 3:33 pm

    where can I mail my donations? I’m interested in sending school sipplies

    • December 3, 2010 3:45 pm

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks so much for you support- the children in Kyekyewere will be thrilled! We will be sending a shipping barrel in the next two weeks, and are excited to include your items in the shipment. You can mail donations to the following address:

      Attention: Global Studio
      The Department of Interior Architecture
      University of North Carolina at Greensboro
      102 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
      Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

      Thank you again! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Best Wishes,
      Anna Will

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