One of my fun memories from our trip to Ghana was going to Koforidua and shopping at the market for the kids school supplies. This is not like any American mall this is more like an open-air Swap Meet or Street Market. And it was HUGE!!! It was fun because I am a bargain shopper/ garage sale-er and I LOVE to haggle. Well in Ghana they love to haggle as well. They give you a price and I swear if you accept the first price they don’t respect you. If you haggle and bargain with them then a good time is had by all.

To give you an idea of what is needed here is the list of items that the kids need and yes there is something called Shito it is a pepper sauce that is used by the kitchen staff.

Nido – A milk substitute powder, Milo – Chocolate flavored malted powder, Soap, Cutlery Set, Deodorant, Detergent, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Milk, Shoe Polish, Razors, Sardines, Toilet Paper, Shito, and Feminine products.

These are the products that are required quarterly to keep a student at the residential school. This doesn’t include mattresses and uniforms that are also required.

Because we were buying in bulk the haggling was even more fun. We would literally buy everything that one stall owner had and the stall owner nearby that had the same product would then get in on the fun and we would clean them out as well.

At the end of the day we had a “Fill the bag” party and all of the items we purchased were separated into individual bags that we brought to the school the next day to present to the students.

I’m so sad that I can’t be there physically to help buy and fill the bags but I’m so grateful to our connections at the school for filing these bags and getting them to the children. I’m also so grateful to you for your donations that make this possible!

Through your generous donations, we have been able to provide 11 admission kits for students who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend the residential school!

There are more students in need of support. For just $400 USD, you can support a student for a full year of their education.