Children's Health International



The Need


CHI’s principal goal for the Anum Nursery School Project is to raise at least $40,000 to finish the school building that was started  years ago, but the community has not had enough funding to complete. Currently (as shown above), over 100 students are crammed into a three room building which is incomplete. 

New School Supplies

Currently, the children use only chalkboards and chalk for their school lessons. CHI would like to fund a “supply backpack” for each child on an annual basis that would include items such as coloring books, crayons, pencils, reading materials, and other school supplies. We would also like to include a few personal hygiene items such as hand towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste and lotion as well at least one new outfit and a pair of shoes. 

New Chalkboards and Desks

The students currently share small chalkboards as there are not enough chalkboards for each student and thus, sometimes the students also use their desks as chalkboards. The desks at Anum Nursery School are over 15 years old and in very poor condition. We would like to buy more chalkboards and to hire carpenters in Ghana to build new desks for the children.

New Playground Equipment 

The playground equipment the children used was donated decades ago and was in desperate need of repair. We had to tear it down to prevent injury.  CHI’s goal is to raise at least $5,000 to buy the children new and safer playground equipment. 

More Teachers

There are currently two teachers for the over 100 children at the Anum Preschool. The school needs additional funding to hire at least one more teacher and one attendant.

Hiring School Lunch Cooks

Also, as stated earlier, the same teachers that teach the students also wash the students’ dishes after lunch, which takes away time from classroom lessons. CHI would like to acquire enough funding to hire a kitchen attendant to allow the teachers to spend more time with the students.