Accomplishments - 2017/2018
 
 
Originally, our goal for 2017/2018 was to build new toilet facilities.  Due to the urgent condition of the fence, that goal was put on hold.  VODEP was able to raise enough money to move forward with the building of a cement wall around the complex. 

There were several approvals to obtain before a permanent structure could be constructed.  Agyeman contacted the Chief of Dompoase for his approval.  Then Mr. Frimpong met with the Asokwa Municipal Assembly.  The Assistant Director stated in his letter: “I am directed to inform you that approval has been given to you to construct the cement wall around the Dompoase Kindergarten Complex.”

Mr. Frimpong subsequently met with the Ghana Education Service in Kumasi. The Director of Education sent us a letter, stating: “Permission has been granted you to build a solid cement wall to prevent entry of anyone during the hours the school is not in session.”

A meeting was held Thursday, July 26, 2018, between Mr. Frimpong and the construction company, to obtain estimates for construction of a wall. The total cost was $11,000, which included all materials and labor. The 8-foot wall was constructed out of cement blocks and has two solid metal gates.

 

   
 
With the funds remaining, Mr. Frimpong employed an artist to paint letters, images, numbers, and shapes all around the outside of the wall.  We have been told that some of the parents in the village are using these images to practice the alphabet and learning to read.

     
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