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#FXBuilds Project - Pencils of Promise School in Ghana

THE GOAL: Raise $25,000 to build a 5-classroom, fully furnished school in the Volta Region of Ghana.
START DATE: March 16, 2015
COMPLETION DATE:December, 2015
RESULTS: The school was completed on August 4, 2016, and our $25,000 donation has allowed the Adaklu Kordiabe E.P. Primary School, in the Volta Region of Ghana, to be rebuilt. The school has 5 classrooms and is fully furnished for grades 1-3 (something that was previously lacking).

About the Project

Announced on March 16, 2015, the second #FXBuilds project donated a total of $25,000 to build a school in Ghana.

We believe in the value of education. Each one of our employees works on furthering their career through continued education programs and independent learning. But what about children in the developing world who don’t have access to school, technology, or adequate supplies?

We feel that these children deserve more. They deserve the opportunity for an education. They deserve to learn to read and write, and to pursue their own academic interests. That's what motivated us during this second partnership with Pencils of Promise. As we work to improve our skills and the local community, we can also work to build more opportunities for others around the world.

Through individual and team goal completions over the course of seven months, WebpageFX raised a total of $25,000. The $25,000 mark was reached in December of 2015, and was donated to Pencils of Promise to fund the construction of a school.

About Pencils of Promise

This short video has more information on Pencils of Promise, and how they used our funding to create the new school:

 

WebpageFX chose to partner with Pencils of Promise again for our second #FXBuilds project because, just like in Guatemala, the full $25,000 went toward the school. Pencils of Promise doesn't use any portion of donations to fund administrative costs—they are provided by private donors.

Donating through Pencils of Promise was an absolute pleasure the first time around, and everyone is very excited to embark on a second school rebuild project.

Here's the story of one student who benefited from the Pencils of Promise program:

 

About the School

Our Pencils of Promise donation was assigned to the Adaklu Kordiabe E.P. Primary School in the Volta Region of Ghana. This school currently has no formal structures for students in kindergarten through third grade. Class is held in provisional rooms made of wooden poles that hold up corrugated tin roofs, or simply outside under the shade of trees. The classrooms often become unusable when it rains, and the sound of the rain echoing off of the tin roofs makes it difficult for students to stay focused. Additionally, students frequently must sit on the ground during class due to a lack of desks and chairs.

Here are a few photos of the school as it currently looks, prior to rebulding:

Photos of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

And here are a few photos of the completed school:

Photos of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

Photo of original school

The Results

In December 2015, WebpageFX completed its goal of donating $25,000 to Pencils of Promise. We are so proud of our team for the hustle and dedication they showed in completing their goals and raising the funds in just under nine months. As of August 4, 2016, the school is officially completed!

Stay tuned for updates on our next #FXBuilds project with The Water Project!

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