Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Zelpher Ferguson raised £192.5 from 8 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 03/05/2023

0%
£192
raised of £1,800 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £192 to fund school scholarships in Ghana

    West Midlands
    Funded on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023

    Don't have time to donate right now?

    Story

    Nurudeen is 15 years old and lives in Larabanga which is a small village in Northern Ghana. I first met him in December 2018 when I visited Ghana as a volunteer teacher. Qualified teachers and learning resources are typically non-existent in these areas, but as I'm in education myself I was able to secure donations of resources from colleagues. The school was a basic construction of four posts in the soil with a panel of wood for a roof.

    During my visit when Nurudeen was 11 he told me: "Madam, I would like my education to be better. There are too many children and nothing to learn with. In the rainy season the village floods and the teacher can't come. So I just wait." At the time I vowed to myself to do something to help him. Saving up and Covid-19 delayed this process, but in May 2022 our dreams came true. Nurudeen now has a scholarship at Modern Preparatory School in Savannah Region which is about 135 miles, a four-hour journey from his home and he'll be a boarder during term-time. The fees are £900 per year in total, including the uniform, travel and books.

    I'll be visiting Ghana this year, for which my ticket is already booked - and paid for by me!! I hope to visit the school where I'll be able to meet some of the children and talk with staff members. The Headteacher, Mr. Eric Nana Koby, and his teachers have been extremely supportive and are pleased with the progress Nurudeen is making. Everyone in his village is so proud of him and I am too. I'm intending to make similar provision for a girl from the village as the community also values education for girls. It would be the perfect opportunity to set that in action for next term!!

    It would also be great to initiate some ongoing contact between children in Ghana and other areas of the world, so they can share the lived experience of others. To help make more dreams come true, please donate whatever you can. Thank you. 💙

    Updates

    4

    • Zelpher Ferguson1 year ago
      Zelpher Ferguson

      Zelpher Ferguson

      1 year ago

      I'm thrilled to have spoken to Nurudeen yesterday. He's really enjoying school and made me extremely proud when he told me he wants to be a teacher - like me!! The education system in Ghana is very different from the UK and from what I understand so far, it will take Nurudeen a further 7 years to qualify as a teacher. I'll be talking with his headteacher about the details so I know the complete process and can budget for the expenses needed. I'm going to have to make some sacrifices in the long-term, but it's so worth it!! 💙

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Zelpher Ferguson1 year ago
      Zelpher Ferguson

      Zelpher Ferguson

      1 year ago

      Nurudeen goes back to school on Monday 17th April after the spring break. I've just received the bill for this term's fees, which is the equivalent of £289.00. If you're able to contribute to making a donation, however small, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you. 💙

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Zelpher Ferguson1 year ago
      Zelpher Ferguson

      Zelpher Ferguson

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      It would be great to be closer to the target to be able to continue Nurudeen's education and set up another scholarship in Larabanga. Please share this link https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/zelpher-ferguson-2?utm_term=mQyzP28zm and help support the Ghana School Scholarship Fund if you can.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    1 year ago

    Zelpher Ferguson started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 4/21/2023 11.16

    Supporters

    8

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 18, 2023

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 7, 2023

      Please donate to this great cause xx

      £40.00

    • Arlene Adunni

      Arlene Adunni

      Jan 28, 2023

      Well done Nurudeen and Zelpher’

      £20.00

    • Gina McLeer

      Gina McLeer

      Jan 27, 2023

      Keep up the great work!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 26, 2023

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 26, 2023

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 4, 2023

      £5.00

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Zelpher Ferguson

    Zelpher Ferguson

    West Midlands

    I have a passion for volunteering in the UK and overseas. I've been a mentor for care leavers, a speaker and Community Ambassador, Appeals Panel Member and in a home for the disabled. Helping and on an elephant conservation project and teaching in Ghana have been my favourites!!

    Report this Page