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Project Updates

Sovie Junior Secondary School – Sovie, Ghana

October 2011

The construction project to add three additional classrooms at the Togbe Agodoa Kitti Memorial Junior Secondary School in Sovie is nearly complete. It is our hope, along with the director of the District Education Office, to see the project completed in time for the next academic year.

We continue to be pleased by the students’ performance. In a top ten ranking of all the middle schools in the district completed by the District Education Office, Togbe Agodoa Kitti Memorial Junior Secondary School ranked number 6. All (yes, 100 percent) of the school’s students who took the final exam passed. Our students continue to place among the top ranking students in Ghana.

Our sincerest thanks are extended to a generous corporate donor in Seattle who provided nine laptop computers for use at the school. The faculty and students were delighted with this gift of technology!

Click here to see photos from the October 2011 visit.




June 2008

Progress at the Togbe Agodoa Kitti Memorial Junior Secondary School in Sovie has been remarkable for the school’s first year. Students performed exceptionally well on their annual exams, placing them among the top ranking students in Ghana. The office of Education was so impressed with the school’s achievement that its headmaster was promoted to a higher-level post within the region. We are pleased with the work of the teachers and new headmaster and hope to provide a supplemental salary bonus for their hard work and dedication. Members of the board of advisors and organizational volunteers visited the school in June 2008. They were impressed with the students and took a few moments to speak with them and offer words of encouragement.

The group also viewed the new construction project at the school. Due to overwhelming demand, construction has also begun on three additional classrooms. Additional funding is needed to bring this project to a timely completion. Your support can ensure that these children are prepared for the challenges of the future and will make a meaningful difference for the entire community and future generations.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this very important project.

Click here to see photos from the June 2008 visit.




January 2007

Our first project was completed in January 2007. We built an experimental junior secondary school at Sovie, a small village in the Volta Region of Ghana in West Africa. The children of this village walk at least two miles to school every day. Often, these children have to walk home during lunch recess and then back to school. The children must walk on a public roadway that is well traveled by speeding lorries. Several children have been killed or severely injured over the years by passing vehicles. The people of the village donated a large tract of land for the building and the Ministry of Education of Ghana gave its official approval for this project.

In a moving ceremony held on January 5, 2007, the Togbe Agodoa Kitti Memorial Junior Secondary School was formally dedicated with most of the residents of Sovie village in attendance. The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Elizabeth Ohene was present to officially recognize the new school. The government of Ghana accepted the administrative and financial responsibility for the school, which includes payment of the teachers’ salaries.

The school features three classrooms, teachers’ conference room and library. The library is currently under construction will also house 20 computers to facilitate the students’ introduction to technology and the Internet. The country’s Office of Education has agreed to pay for a librarian. The community will also enjoy access to library facilities and resources. We are especially excited to offer this benefit the entire village.

Our hope is that this school will be the model for all future public junior secondary schools built in this area. Future donations will be used to help support the building of additional classrooms, supplemental teaching aids and amenities at this school.

Click here to see photos from the dedication event.