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Do you want to help a child in Ghana have a better life?

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather! 

As you know, For One World was founded over 10 years ago to help children in Ghana, West Africa get a basic education. Over the years we have grown steadily and continue to improve our model. We have impacted thousands of children’s lives through the help and support from all of you.

Do you want to help a child in Ghana have a better life?

Iona (volunteer from France) paid her own way to the school, donated her time to work with the community and identified kids who can’t afford education. We estimate the current cost is $263 per year based on current exchange rates and current cost of living. Over the next several years I don’t expect the costs to go above the $1 per day watermark. This amount covers school fees, uniforms, shoes, health insurance, and school materials.

We want to expand the number of people we are helping.  To do that we need longer term commitments on the money we collect, or we risk impacting a family’s future – These children are the future for the entire family! I would like to pair donors with kids in Ghana more directly than we have in the past. I am looking for donors who can make a long term commitment (ie the length of time the student remains in school) to help pay for that child’s education. The birthdays below can give you a sense of your time commitment. A few will have strong enough grades to actually make it to college… we will handle those students as special cases.

The following children can’t afford an education and their families need help:

1. Regina, birthday 2nd November 2006

2. Alima, birthday 8th March 2005

3. Hagar, birthday 15th August 1998

4. Mamata, birthday 8th October 1998

5. Faruk, birthday 11th October 1994

6. Adissa, birthday 21st January 1997

7. Ali, birthday 7th December 2000

8. Mary, birthday 3rd July 1998

If you (or your group/organization) are interested and you can afford to make a long term commitment of “$1 per day” to For One World please let me know. 

Thank you!


PS Of course we cannot afford an accounting system to track donations by child and we don’t have any paid employees to give frequent dedicated updates on each child to each donor… However if you sponsor a child and want an email update, picture or even would like us to put that child on the phone with you – let us know and we can try to accommodate.

For One World Annual Appeal and 2009 Thank You!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Dear supporters of For One World,

Thank you to all who have made a generous financial donation to For One World in 2009! If you are considering a donation, this is a great organization with a track record of success and zero overhead. Even a small donation goes a long way in Ghana.

In 2009 we helped support 14 orphans living at the school providing food, shelter, schooling, clothing, love and a great basic education. We supported dozens of children via scholarships, mostly for girls and the poorest in the community by helping to provide basic education, shoes, clothing and medical care.  Alex Van Voorhees coordinated four outstanding volunteers who donated their own time and money to help with skills not locally available: Loretta Cremmins, Max Alderman, Caitlin Mackeown, and Betty Cremmins. These volunteers helped Ayi Owen International School once again attain a rank academically in the top 10% of all schools in the district. Zachary Cutler and Lizzy Edelstein coordinated the most successful gift drive to date thanks to in part by the generosity from the Bridget Kelly Peterson family and Erica Myrickes. It is an honor to be collaborating with so many talented volunteers like John Donelly, Michele Palma and Dan Ochs who have spent countless hours of service
managing our 501c3 nonprofit accounting, acknowledgements and website respectively.

We continue to make improvements to the buildings at the new school site and have expanded to almost 400 students. This is possible through the financial generosity of the Bill Owen family, Anne Ochs family, James Alderman family, Gretchen Peterson and Leverett Smith as well as many others. We can be most thankful in 2009 for founder Ayisatu’s successful operation and return to health.  Thank you!

Looking forward to a great 2010!

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