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  • 16th Anniversary     10 August 2021

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    We are so grateful to have reached this far. Thank you for your support. May God richly bless you.

    Children of the Light now has three programs running.

    1. The Children of the Light Learning Centre - Kitase, Eastern Region.

    2. The street program in which we visit the street children twice a month with a healthy meal and a time of learning.

    3. The first branch of Children of the Light in Northern Ghana, Dibisi, North East Region.

    Together we are making a difference!

    T H A N K Y O U!!!

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  • Mathematics Competition 1000 students - NORTH EAST REGION, GHANA     12 July 2021

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    Our Mathematics Competition back in May and Reading Month in June at the Children of the Light Learning Centre were a great success. Thank you to all who supported us.

    Everything is coming together for the Mathematics Competition on Saturday, 17th July 2021 in the Northern Region. The children are learning hard, more prizes have been purchased, boxes and bags are packed and ready to go. The team are leaving the South on Monday, 12th July, to embark on a 15 hour journey North.

    For this competition we now have close to 1000 children participating and all who take part will receive a special gift. We also have fabulous prizes for the top winners which include solar lights (many of the children are living without electricity, so these prizes are true gems). An event like this is a first for the two villages, and organizing this competition for these children is exciting all round.

    When we visited the school back in January 2021, we came across numerous doors and desks broken with only the metal frames of the desks left. We came to understand that the wood had been taken away to be used as firewood. To solve this problem, we purchased wood and had the carpenter fix the teacher's tables, 26 school desks, and all the doors. Additionally, we provided padlocks for every door.

    On our return to the South, we continued communicating with our contacts in the North. We learned the second school we are working with was facing the same problem. Even to the extent that many of the children were sitting on the dusty floor to learn. To date, we have almost fixed 54 desks. The population of this school is a lot more than the first.

    We are so grateful for our sponsors. Undertaking projects like this is only possible with support. As work continues your support (any support) will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  • Mathematics Competition - Light up the darkness     24 May 2021

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    On Saturday, 29th May we will be holding our Annual Mathematics Competition at the Children of the Light Learning Centre. Great prizes to be won and all participants will receive a gift. Alongside this program, we are currently preparing the students of two schools (950 students) in the North East Region in Northern Ghana to take part in a Mathematics Competition on Saturday, 17 July - 1st school: 10 am, 2nd school: 2pm.

    On our recent visit to Northern Ghana, we came to understand that the majority of the children in the two schools we are now working with were going to school without their needed supplies this being something as simple as a pencil. With this information, back in February we sent 1000 exercise books, pens and pencils for all the students. They were absolutely delighted.

    Organizing this competition for these children is excitement all round. We recently received a fantastic donation of LED Solar lights from Tema International School in Ghana, we now seek assistance to purchase school supplies and a gift for all the participants. Any donation towards this will surely help us ‘Light Up The Darkness’. Thank you and God bless you.

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  • Climbing with a Purpose!!!     12 September 2020

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    On Saturday, 12 September 2020, Jeanette Brown and Patience Akunduo, will be climbing Mount Afadjato, the highest mountain in Ghana.

    They are climbing to raise awareness and support for www.childrenofthelightghana.org .

    Children of the Light provides quality education to many children, is passionate about the environment and stands alongside those who are fighting to save the magnificent Atewa Forest, located in Ghana's Eastern Region.

    Cheer them on and know that what you give will help them do more.

    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito." African Proverb

    Donations to https://givealittle.co.nz/org/childrenofthelight

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  • 2018 Christmas      11 December 2018

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    To all our Supporters,

    Thank you for all the support you have given to Children of the Light over the years. GOD BLESS YOU!

    As Christmas is fast approaching, we have a lot of programs coming up to put smiles on faces. Included in the programs, we are raising awareness on serious environmental issues, hence the title of our Christmas Performance,'The Little Hummingbird'. With all what lies ahead your support is needed. A small $10.00 Christmas gift will go a long way to supporting us this Christmas. Thanks a million! 😊

    You can contact us by email (info@childrenofthelightghana.org) or by phone at +233 24 205 5897 if you have additional questions.

    The Children of the Light Team

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  • 2017 Christmas      22 December 2017

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    This year for the first time our Christmas Performance will take place at the Children of the Light Learning Centre. As the children sing, 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' one looks out the open windows to a beautiful lush valley.

    Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for all your support. ~Together we are making a difference~

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  • Happy 12th Anniversary Children of the Light     8 August 2017

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    Support, Celebrate & Grow with US!

    Your special anniversary donation will either help us purchase sports equipment, help toward continuing the building of the Learning Centre, or give assistance to pay a teacher so we can provide quality education to more children.

    A small $12 donation will help!

    'every drop in the ocean counts' ~Yoko Ono~

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  • Reading Month Finale!     7 July 2017

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    The month of reading at Children of the Light was fantastic. Special thanks to all who came along to help.

    The grand finale (a banquet), will be held Saturday, 8 July 2017, at our new location.

    We welcome donations for this grand event!

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  • Catch up with Children of the Light (CotL) at their new location!     7 July 2017

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    We held our first classes at the CotL Learning Centre on 20 May 2017. It has been a delight to see and hear the children's excitement as they come to the centre for classes. The journey has been long and we still have a way to go, but what is amazing is that we are finally in our own building. To God be the glory!

    Special thanks to ALL who made this move possible. God bless you!

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  • Quality Education for Everyone - Walkathon     17 May 2017

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    This is the sad truth! - The Ghana 2013 National Education Assessment (NEA) has indicated that for P6, only 9.9% of the pupils reached the NEA definition of proficiency (i.e., achieved greater than or equal to 55% correct) in both maths and English. ~ Ghana 2013 National Education Assessment - Technical Report May 2014 - p. 42 ~

    Your support toward this walk will be greatly appreciated.

    ~ Together we can make a difference ~

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  • Sponsor a child     14 February 2017

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    Children of the Light is a free educational program that aims to bridge the gap with the school system. We provide comprehensive and creative learning opportunities to children in the community. What does this mean, we have a monthly calendar of events where we focus on reading, math, social studies, environmental issues and many other topics for learning. What we have realized, a vast number of these children are not able to read at grade level. We are talking about children as old as 15 that can barely read even though they attend school; these children lack confidence which then escalates the problem. We are asking for sponsorship for these children, you can give NZ$35.00 monthly for 4 months or a one-time payment of NZ$140. With this they receive one-on-one tutorial twice a week for 4 months, a number of learning materials and a healthy snack at each session.

    Please consider helping us empower and change a child’s life for good. Once you decide, we will provide more information about your sponsored child. Thanks!

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  • Christmas Concert     20 December 2016

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    Donate now and help support this event.

    Happy Christmas!

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  • 11K Mountain Walkathon     5 September 2016

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    Saturday, 10 September 2016 - Proceeds to Children of the Light

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  • First Official Program at the CotL Learning Centre     23 July 2016

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    On July 9th, 2016, we celebrated our grand finale for our annual reading month program at the new site. It was amazing; a day the kids will never forget. Thank you to all who have supported us to get this far.

    To have this event at the site we actually transported all items down on the back of a truck and then when it was over transported all back again to our present congested venue. We continue to seek funds to complete the centre and officially move in. Together we can make a difference!

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  • The roof is on the Learning Centre!     31 October 2015

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    We and especially the children of Ghana thank you very much for your support. GOD BLESS YOU!

    Every donation we receive is a great blessing to us. With a completed first structure that being the Learning Centre, additional teaching staff, furniture and electronic equipment it will allow for growth and expansion of all our programs. Our ambition is to empower 500 plus children annually, enhance our literacy program and include the teaching of basic information technology. EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

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