New Bethlehem Academy, Darkuman, Accra

This is a private school in a struggling community, serving the needs of disadvantaged children.  Fees are kept to a minimum.  A grant of £1000 was agreed in 2016 for general refurbishment.  Here are extracts from the letter of appreciation we  received from Jacob Nortey.                                   “Dear Friends, … I write to express the profound appreciation of the pupils, teachers and staff to you and your group members for the enormous financial lift you have provided the school for its facelift programme. …         Your help of 5020 Ghana Cedis will help the Academy to carry out repairs and upgrade the Computer Laboratory, the Kitchen, and the Approach to the school.  It will also help in providing additional play equipment for the KG section.  We shall provide you with a comprehensive accounting of the use of the funds.                                                                                              Please accept our sincere thanks for the help.  We are ready to cooperate with you in accomplishing some of your plans and projects in this part of the world.  Our doors are open for a visit of any of your members and their wards.  May God richly bless and keep you all.”

UPDATE  May 2017  We have received a very full report of how the GSA grant was spent, viz:  2 gas stoves, 1 gas cylinder, new kitchen gate, new floors, new roof;  2 dining tables, plates, spoons etc; canopy;  library shelves, library books, printers- repairs & supplies; musical instruments; polytank and stands;  new signage and wall painting.  The report also states that the school year started with 96 students and  in February enrolment stood at 143 students.  Quote:  The improved front approach and the introduction of new equipment have all combined to assure the community of a viable and progressive institution.  …THANKS A MILLION