It’s Finished!

Just a few short months since my students and I wrapped up our fundraising project, I’m happy to report that our Pencils of Promise School in Ghana has been completed! Thanks to the hard work of my Bulgarian high school students and the generosity of over 300 donors, eighty students and ten teachers have a brand new school in Ghana’s Volta region!

And now for the first time, I present to you the Adaklu Torda Pre-School and Primary School!

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The photos of the children were taken during the school “inauguration day.” My understanding is that the students will be moving into the school very soon (if they haven’t already). The final touch on the school will be a dedication plaque written by my students that reads: “Dedicated to ordinary people who can make an extraordinary difference. -10A Class, Silistra, Bulgaria”

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A huge thanks to all our generous donors from the US, Bulgaria, and around the world–this is your school too! I’ll post a picture of the dedication plaque when I receive it, and hope to get some photos of the students in action!

In case you missed it, here’s a short video directly from my students expressing their thanks!

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Curious how this all started? Check out the initial challenge I issued my students back in February. The blog has progress updates every step of the way!

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2 thoughts on “It’s Finished!

  1. Wonderful to see the finished school! Your class has much to be proud of. Their efforts, teamwork and dedication to a vision and goal will benefit a community in Ghana!

    Mom

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  2. After years of Communist pressure to “volunteer” to be farm laborers in the fields at harvest time and “donate” to brother communists in Vietnam, it is good to see that the younger generation in Bulgaria is able to truly give without the political overcast that embittered their parents. What a wonderful contribution you have made not only to the lives of the Ghanian children but to the Bulgarian children who have so beautifully embraced the gift of being a giver.

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