The Back to School fundraiser has been going well. We are over half way to our goal of $10,000 by October 1st! Thank you to all who have donated or pledged to donate over these past 2 weeks! Grace Private School only exists because of everyone's hard work and generous donations. Ibrahima, Rachel, the teachers and the students have energy and enthusiasm but without money there would be no school. As little as $25 per month, an amount most of us would not even miss, can educate a child for an entire year, truly changing their lives. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. Either use the PayPal button or mail a check to the address listed on the right. Email with questions or for more information. We are volunteers so all of the money goes directly to support the school.
The new building is just about finished! It should be ready for the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders by the first day of school which begins in less than two weeks. Those that follow us on Instagram andFacebook have seen the great progress and met some of the builders. I have been particularly impressed by the pictures of students hanging around the construction site. They are helping out where they can and simply enjoying being near their future school. Ibrahima says that some come every day and others just stop by on their way to somewhere else. The picture is of students screening sand which is used to make bricks. They worked at this for an hour a day for a couple weeks. Their volunteer labor really helped out while providing a time for the students to bond and feel invested in their school.
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”