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An Athens College Elementary School student team is raising money to build a school in the village of Kyereban 2, located near the artificial lake Volta in Ghana, Africa. The population of the village is about 600 inhabitants and it is located between the villages of Kyereban 1 and 3 (see location on Google maps). Although the village of Keyreban 2 was built near the lake to make it easier for the residents to access water, the community faces a lot of problems as it is impoverished, without electricity and most houses are made of straw. The school building that already exists is too small to accommodate the 250 students who attend it. 

Our goal is to raise enough money to build three new classrooms and a teacher's office. Our students intend to work closely with the volunteer Stefani Grigoriou from Cyprus, who will supervise the project in Ghana and will be sharing live streaming, videos and photos with the students so that they can follow developments and co-organize actions with the school of the area.

Let's support our students' effort to build a school in Ghana!

The amount of money required to complete the project is approximately 6,000 euros and it will change the standard of living of the people in the area. The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2024.


Through this effort, our students are also participating at our School's Annual Fund. After the needs of the project are met, the fundraising surplus will be donated in support of the Athens College Scholarship Program for Financial Aid to classmates and their families, as needed.

The team

The team consists of 17 students at 3rd and 4th grade, members of the Environmental and Gardening Club 2023-2024 and two teachers guiding the works of the Club.

Below you may find the team members in alphabetical order:

Aryana Reina Alexandratou 
Leon Depolas 
Stathis Generalis 
Marios Karagiannis 
Pier Pavlos Kotalakidis 
Petros Makrinos 
Alexandros Maniatis 
Philippos Theseas Manos 
Sophia Manolaki 
George Nikolakopoulos 
Alexandros Petrakis
Vasileios Roussakis 
Vasileios Spiliopoulos 
Phaedon Stavridis 
Stephanos Valasakis 
Efthymios Varelas 
Angelos Vlachos 

Teachers: Marianthi Giannakopoulou & Grigoris Tzouvistas

The team's mission & vision

The team's Mission is to raise funds that will ensure African villages access to clean water and better living conditions, as well as equality in education. Our school is inspired by actions that aim at changing the everyday lives of people in Ghana. 

The team's Vision is that by implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we can raise our environmental awareness as a school community and take action as citizens of the world. This year's goal is the 4th in a row entitled "Quality in Education" and our project will facilitate learning and the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits in a poor and underdeveloped area of the world.

See more on last year's related project Ghana 2023: Drilling at Ekoso village

For more information, you may contact teacher Marianthi Giannakopoulou, responsible for the Environmental and Gardening Club 2023-2024 (M: +30 6976436153, E: [email protected]).

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