Perhaps it's a cliché to say, "every little helps"
But we've seen new buildings where every member of a community contributed around half a Euro for a brick, or 2 Euros to buy the brick and the cement and the labour to build a wall.
It's a lesson in commitment, but it takes a long, long time!
With your generosity, we can go a lot faster. Please explore the projects below, and if you'd like to donate you only have to press the button.
Over the years, we have supported many children through school and college. but we have also undertaken several large projects. With the support of generous donors, we have been able to:
Building our two new classrooms is well underway. But we still need tables, desks blackboards and the like. Please help us finish the job. Thank you!
As our new students start school they need a host of things that we called start-ups. These include a metal trunk for clothes, washing kit - bowl, flannels and towels, shoes and so on. If you can help with these you'll be setting the young people up for a successful start to their secondary schooling
Cecilia (front centre) is a PhD student, a lecturer and a professional counsellor. Pictured with her are the new form 1 students at GEC. Many of our students have suffered physical and other abuse, know what it's like to lose one and sometimes both parents, understand what it means to be hungry and cold, and have experienced rejection.
No one can deal with those burdens alone, and as a school with a special focus on deprived children, we want to do more to help.
Cecilia is setting up a comprehensive counselling programme for all the children in our programme who need this support. We'll have more details when she finishes her assessment, but we already know it will be expensive. Notwithstanding the cost we think it's essential support. If you'd like to help support the counselling programme, please donate using the button below.