Project Location: Wa, Ghana
Project Code:  CP-GWW0523

In 1994, a remote community in northern Ghana had a dream of opening a Catholic primary school for the area’s children. Led by a trailblazer known to all as ‘Mr. Luke’, the school opened with a total of eleven students – nine boys and two girls. For six years, they met under trees. In 2000, they built a six-unit classroom block.

Kuukyeliyiri School Kitchen, Wa, Ghana Community Project

In the intervening 30 years, the school has expanded. Today, 287 students attend daily, and they’ve added junior high classes. Though remote, it is one of the best performing schools in their district.

Kuukyeliri is one of many schools in Chalice’s Wa sponsor site that runs a nutrition program. But like most of their fellow schools, they do not have a proper kitchen. 

Kuukyeliri’s school cooks have been preparing lunches using traditional three stone fires that are both energy inefficient and dangerous to little children. They are smokey, which causes the cooks and staff breathing problems. The outdated facilities also create a higher risk of food contamination from dust, and they are unpleasant work environments during the rainy seasons.

The Wa site has therefore partnered with Chalice to construct a kitchen for Kuukyeliyiri school’s feeding program.

The 100m2 concrete and hardwood building will have five components: an 8m2 storage area for raw ingredients, the 14m2 kitchen, the courtyard for washing up and storing materials, a 9.3m2 kitchen staff admin office, a washroom, and an open dining hall for the children to sit and enjoy their meals.  

The total budget for the new construction is $39,437.06 CAD, which includes the construction materials (concrete, masonry, timber, cladding), fixtures (windows, doors, stairs), plumbing, furniture, equipment, and electrical supply (power, lighting systems).

Your support will give a community school a safe, clean, modern place to prepare much-needed lunches for 285 children (including 46 sponsored). You will likewise give those children a tidy and comfortable place to enjoy it!

Budget in Canadian Funds: $39,437.06 CAD

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other community projects that may arise.

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