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DREAM ON INTERNATIONAL
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization
Based in Bedford, NY, USA
ABOUT DREAM ON INTERNATIONAL
Dream On International (DO) was founded in 2008 in Bedford, NY and has been facilitating work in Ghana since inception. In its first year, Dream On was a partner in building two schools and a children's home in the Volta Region of Ghana. Since then, the organization has expanded services to bring clean water and electricity to villages, provide educational and medical sponsorship to disadvantaged children, provide rehabilitative care to children rescued from human trafficking and abuse, initiate community health educational programs, and more.
To date, Dream On has been a vital partner to Golda Meir Academy through the following improvements:
Installation of a Water Pump
Prior to the water pump, children drank from a nearby waterhole, which resulted in the children falling ill with waterborne diseases.
Sponsorship funds are critical to ensuring that impoverished children may attend the school and in providing operational costs.
Fencing Around the School
The fence was an important step in ensuring the safety of the children by keeping strangers off of school property, and preventing the younger children from wandering away from school grounds.
Outdoor Playground Equipment
Play is a necessary part of the children's day as it helps them to release excess energy and maintain focus in the classroom. Play time also enables children to socialize.
Health Cards for Every Child at the School
Dream On registered all of the children at Golda Meir (and many siblings) for National Health Insurance (NHIS). Every year, children die of preventable and curable illnesses because families cannot afford to purchase National Health Insurance. NHIS gives a child access to treatment for one year at the government hospital in Hohoe, Ghana.
Every child at Golda Meir Academy was provided with one school uniform. In Ghana, a school uniform is a source of pride as it shows that a child is a member of an academic institution.
VICTOR & CISSY ELINOFF
Long Time Volunteers from Westlake Village, California, USA
ABOUT VICTOR AND CISSY
The Elinoffs have been actively volunteering at Golda Meir Academy and raising funds for its construction and operating costs since inception. They helped Mary Afari raise the funds and construct the initial five classrooms and enroll the first group of children in school. The Elinoffs have raised funds tirelessly in their community over the last seven years and continue today to show their steadfast support with a concentration on ensuring that Golda Meir Academy retain its teaching staff.
NGO Based in Juan-Les-Pins, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France
Taaluma's mission is to help communities become self-sustainable and one of their special interests is the use of aquaponics. Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water. On a recent trip to Kitikpa, Taaluma visited Golda Meir Academy and taught the children how to plant "sack gardens," set up some "tippy taps" so the children could wash their hands, and gave them a lesson on hygiene.
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Whether an individual or organization, consider bringing your special talents to Ghana to strengthen Golda Meir Academy and educate future generations of children.
If you are interested in partnering with Golda Meir, please contact Mary Afari: