WE BUILD SCHOOLS
We want Africa to be lead by educated leaders. Education transforms lives. For most of Africa’s children, education represents the only way out of a life of entrenched poverty. No other investment has such a lasting effect as the education of children.
WE DIG WELLS
In the heat of the African summer in May 2006 we completed our first well to bring clean drinking water to a remote rural village living in poverty of approximately 300 people.
A £5,500 donation will build a well in your name.
WE BUILD SCHOOL TOILET BLOCKS
4,000 childern die each day in Africa because of a lack of clean water and access to basic sanitation. So we build toilets to reduce those deaths and educate children, teachers and the community about issues of hygiene and sanitation.
“CLEAN HANDS SAVES LIVES” PROJECTS
We get school children to wash their hands after going to the toilet and before they eat. This is proven to be the most effective way to stop children needlessly suffering and to save lives. We work with the Ghana Education Service to deliver theses programs that reach not only the school children but dept into the community.
WE BUILT AN INFORMATION CENTRE
In January 2007 the footings of a 300 seater information centre were laid in the remote village of Gboloo Kofi in Ghana, Africa. Building was completed by March 2008. The centre is the source of information to all the surrounding villages bringing messages of health, hygiene, sanitation and family planning.
WE BUILT A CLINIC & SCHOOL LIBRARY
The information centre we built in January 2007 in the village of Gboloo Kofi now also houses a community Health Clinic and a school library. We worked with the Ghana Health Service and they provided the nurses and drugs and we converted the building . We also sourced and shipped books to the village for the school library and stocked the shelves high.
WE USE WEB BASED TECHNOLOGIES
Using the best of “low or no cost” web based technologies we bring donors and recipients closer together to generate better mutual understanding, transparency and trust. We have local people post directly to the front page of our website. We remove the GPS locations and display a Google map showing visitors which villages we are working.
WE PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE POOREST VILLAGES
In Ghana education is free up to the age of 18, but to attend school you need shoes and a uniform. If you are living in poverty and have several children that first hit to get all your childern to school is sometimes just too much for some. We work with the local Head Masters and village Chiefs to identify those families in the greatest need.
WE BRING VOLUNTEERS TO GHANA
We take (on average) 50 volunteers a year out to Africa. Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Brick Layers, Mechanics, students, all pay their own costs to come and raise money for the projects they work on. With out volunteers we would not exist Why not come and join us this summer and really make a difference gapmonth.org
WE FARM “NEW PROJECT”
During the Ebola outbreak volunteers (Understandably) didn’t fancy coming to West Africa, so we need another form of income to fund our projects. So we started testing if a small farm would help us become self funding.
WE EMPOWER GIRLS “NEW PROJECT”
We want girls living in villages in poverty in Africa to be leaders, so they must have equal access to education, not get pregnant at 16, to become to educated leaders and transforms the lives of those in their community.
WE TRAIN TEACHERS “NEW PROJECT”
We have been building schools for the past nine years we how want to support those teachers in the schools we have built.