Porter's School in Ghana has been growing exponentially. The bus they are currently using is in need of an update to fit more students and handle the terrible road conditions. Papa has finally found the perfect bus to meet the needs of the school and to be able to travel the crazy roads easily whether rain or shine. We are hoping to raise the funds quickly so Papa can purchase the bus in November. The bus serves as one of the school's sustainability projects as it allows the school to charge fees to transport the kids to school. The fees cover the fuel and maintenance costs and will also help to pay for future projects. We are so grateful for our donors and any amount you are able to give will help so much!
The school opened in January 2019 with a 5 classroom block, administrative office and latrines. A 6th classroom was added in 2022. Two classrooms currently hold 2 classes each which is not ideal for learning. We are planning a new 4 classroom block to allow each grade to have their own space and to allow the students to attend through Grade 6.
Noel has been working on making sure the school sustainability projects are successful. With the community garden thriving, it's time to start building the school! The first project will be a 4 classroom block to start holding classes. The goal is to initially open as a day school at the start of the 2024 school year. The plans have already been drawn up and submitted to the government. The plan is to break ground in early 2023!
The community garden has had several successful seasons. Currently the sale of the harvested produce is funding the next season as well as paying for the groundskeeper and other costs. Over 200 trees have been planted which will provide a variety of fruit as well as wind protection for the school. When the school opens, the produce will be used for the school and the excess sold within the community.