The Building Fund Overview
Target demographics: Our current project is focused on the construction of a library at the Young Apostles International School of Daban Panin, Ghana where we have secured a donation for nearly 25,000 books from Books For Africa.
Daban Panin is a rural, yet accessible, community encompassing an area of approximately 15 square miles. A rapidly growing and underserved community of framers, traders, artisans and civil servants; the community is expected to continue its rapid growth as transportation network systems in the area improve. Increased educational resources are needed to provide for this growing community and the construction of a library at YAIS would provide resources for nearly 29,270 people and 25 primary and secondary schools. With a literacy rate of only 45% and with the majority of the population falling between the ages of 15 and 30, a library is a timely and invaluable resource.
Geographic areas served: West Africa
Currently, The Building Fund is dedicated to supporting the capital and operating expenses of The Young Apostles International School of Ghana, West Africa. In its support of access to education, The Building Fund seeks to create and sustain opportunities at the schools it serves by funding the completion of buildings and classrooms, donating supplies to classrooms, teachers and students, providing scholarships for students, and engaging volunteers with the schools.