Hello RPCVs in Indiana!
We are Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana writing on behalf of Savelugu
School for the Deaf, (Northern Region, Ghana,West Africa) We are
looking for groups and individuals or groups interested in supporting
an expansion of our school. We are building a library and computer
lab as a visual resource center for the 240 children at Savelugu
School for the Deaf (SAVEDEAF). We have raised half of the funds
needed but we need more sponsors for the completion of the project.
Please let us know if there is a project proposal form we should fill
out to be considered for support.
Our school has a lack of decent buildings and learning materials which
are critical in the education of deaf children. As such, the school's
headmistress, some concerned staff members, and myself have put
together a proposal through a format suggested by Peace Corps, seeking
funds to build for our school a computer laboratory and library.
This proposal is posted at peacecorps.gov under the directory
'Volunteer Projects' --Ghana--Computer Lab/Library for deaf school--S.
Krewin--project number 641-226.
Quicklink to the project:
We have secured some donations and we are looking for contributions
from groups interested in supporting education and poverty reduction
Students at SAVEDEAF are struggling on a daily basis to live decent
lives, and to gain a basic education. The students' hearing
disabilities establish a reliance on visual explanation of lesson
topics. However the lack of quality educational resources and teachers
specifically trained in deaf education available to special schools
significantly hinders comprehension of curriculum and training in life
This proposal provides access to teaching and learning tools that are
critical to the special and complex needs of hearing disabled
students. Computers can electronically store and retrieve a great
variety of learning materials for the children who depend on visual
explanations. Savelugu School for the deaf received donations of nine
computers and 400 books but has no place to set them up and teach with
Acquired computer skills will expand employment options and life
skills for deaf Ghanaians who historically have high rates of
unemployment. Access to computers will support school administrative
tasks such as managing student records, enrollment and budget.
The proposed building is estimated by the contractor to take no more
than 2 months to build and we are hoping to finish fundraising by the
first week of May, 2007.
If the RPCVs in Indiana have an interest in this project please
contact Sabrina Krewin ( dontpinch@...
) for full details. A
copy of the full proposal is attached to this email. Please consider
this endeavour, and request any additional documents or information
that should be provided in order for this project to be submitted
through official channels.
Thank you for your consideration and time,