Dear Sponsors and Supporters,
We would like to once again pass on our sincere gratitude for another year of support for our projects in Ghana. Let Us Shine have had another great year and are very excited to share our updates with you on the growth of the schools and vocational training centres.
Our second body of students sat their Junior High School (JHS) national exams this year to proceed to our Senior Secondary School and not only did every pupil pass but we had a 100% rate of distinction which is the top bracket achievable. Once again we topped the districts for results.
Read more here in our newsletter…
Newsletter winter 2016/2017 (opens pdf document)
Thank you all for your generosity in supporting the Mattress Appeal. Your donations (including Gift Aid) have smashed through our target figure of £2160 and reached £3420!
Not only has this allowed us to provide every girl at the school with a new mattress as planned, it’s also given us more than enough to replace all of the old mosquito nets throughout the dorms too.
Thank you again for such wonderful support.
Some of the old mattresses used by the girls
Due to the expansion of the school and heavily used resources over the years we have an urgent need to buy and replace existing old mattresses for the girls to sleep on.
We have 216 boarding students currently and hope to buy each of them a new mattress.
Thanks to Barclays, all donations made via the link below will be matched £ for £ meaning that for just a £10 donation you can buy a girl a brand new mattress in time for Christmas.
Please visit our fundraising page over on MyDonate to make your donation – and don’t forget to add the Gift Aid!
The vocational centre up and running currently offering numeracy and literacy classes
The Senior High School was officially opened on Saturday July 4th 2015 and the new intake are due to start Year 1 later this month
This year Let Us Shine Girls Academy was, for the first time, invited to take part in the annual district girl’s football competition. Aided by their sports teacher and other staff, the girls trained hard for over a month leading up to the event. On the day our team were up against eight others made up of girls from surrounding schools.
Our players were supported by all the Let Us Shine students, who sang and said prayers as they watched their team get into the final.
An amazing thank you to the fantastic team at Barclays who took part in the Glasgow to Nevis cycle them climb to the top. A monstrous effort and massive well done to all. Including gift aid a whopping £6000 raised towards the community centre!
In 2012 we launched our “Buy a Brick, Build a School” campaign to raise funds to build a Junior High School at Kpandai. This concluded on the evening of our Fifth Anniversary Ball on 13 October when “bricks” were on sale.
By the end of the evening 280 supporters had bought 1371 bricks and donated a fantastic total of £6855, which funded the construction of the foundations, walls and floors of the Junior High School, which was opened for use in September 2013.
At the time we promised to display a record of all these donors in the new building