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ProFarms Gateway Partners with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for Donation of 50 School Desks

Abeadze State College, Central Region, Ghana

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated’s Tau Alpha Lambda chapter in Ghana was established in 2020 due to the growing number of the organizations members present in Africa. To carry on over 100 years of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind, the Ghana chapter established the W.E.B Dubois Scholarship in the name of one of the fraternities most famous fraternity members, Bro Dr. W.E.B Dubios, who was invited to live in Ghana by former President Kwame Nkrumah. Bro Dubios was a U.S. civil rights activist, the first African American to graduate from Harvard with a doctorate, a co-founder of the NAACP, a famous sociologist, and author of many articles and books.

Following the fraternity’s Go to High School, Go to College educational initiative, the chapter established the W.E.B. Dubios scholarship to support the needs of Ghanaian students on their pursuit towards academic excellence. Since the educational challenges in Ghana are much different than those in the United States, the chapter felt it was best to support the "learning conditions" of schools that will ultimately have a longer-term impact on communities.

To support rural areas often left behind by development, the chapter chose to focus on communities outside the capital city of Accra. Chapter brothers engaged Headmistress Blay of Abeadze State College, a senior high school located in the rural Central Region of Ghana, after witnessing the learning barriers students face due to inadequate school resources.

In partnership with ProFarms Gateway, the chapter made a vital initial donation of 50 desks to create a more comfortable learning environment for the students. Though there were additional pressing needs highlighted by the school including dilapidated and needed buildings, lack of water access, the lack of bunk beds for boarders, and basic school furniture, Tau Alpha Lambda decided to address what it could in the shorter term, while positioning to do more in the future.

The desks donation was made at the Abeadze Ahobaa Kese festival honoring his royal majesty Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, the founder of Abeadze State College, at his silver jubilee celebrating 25 years on the throne. Our donation was perfectly aligned with the festival’s theme “Advancing Local Educational Development” where the focus for the next 12 months is on developing schools within the Abeadze traditional area.



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