News To Share
In light of the ever-changing landscape and ongoing uncertainty with respect to the length of time that we will be in pandemic mode, our Board of Directors has decided to cancel our 2020 event. We will be in touch soon to share an alternate, online initiative in support of our mission of building safe learning environments for the children in Ghana. Stay safe and healthy.
- Schools of Dreams Board of Directors
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Schools of Dreams is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to building or renovating schools in Ghana that are owned and operated by the government of Ghana. Through this partnership with the Ghana government, we provide students with the support and sustainability to empower their educational journey so that they may realize their potential to fully participate in the worldwide community.
Schools of Dreams was created as a passion project by the late Dora Anie (1949 - 2019) after visiting her home village of Mepom, Ghana with her daughters in 2004; The poor condition of the schools and lack of classrooms for pre-school and kindergarten children sparked Dora’s dream to help these children access public education in safe spaces. What began as one project supported by Dora’s church congregation has grown into a not-for-profit organization with a dedicated board of directors, volunteers and supportive community partners.
Schools of Dreams transforms the lives of young children and their communities by building safe, sustainable learning environments in rural Ghana.
Where it all began
The founder of Schools of Dreams, Dora Anie, travelled with her daughters to the village of Mepom, Ghana, the place where she was born and raised. Seeing the terrible condition of the school and nursery and the lack of available resources, she decided to create an environment conducive to learning for the youngest children of that village. After returning home to Hamilton, Dora experienced a heartfelt need to reach out to the children of Mepom. In 2003 as she shared her journey through pictures and conversations with friends, she created an enthusiasm that began Dora’s dream.
Since inception, all fundraising, administration and project work in Canada is done by volunteers. The initiative is now headed by an enthusiastic board of directors.To date a new building has been constructed in Mepom that houses two junior and two senior kindergarten classrooms. This was followed by the construction of a nursery and kitchen.
There remain countless communities with unsafe schools or makeshift structures being used for teaching that need to be replaced. We are embarking on our next phase of finding a new village to develop our next project.
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Dora Anie had a dream. She wanted to ensure every child in her native Ghana could attend a proper school and get an education. Dora made that dream her life’s goal. Sadly, Dora passed away in 2019. But today, we are immensely proud to present a new fundraiser in...
When I heard about the establishment of Dora’s Dream, later named Schools of Dreams, it was such a compelling story that I wanted to be a part of the journey. In early 2000 I met Dora Anie, the founder of Dora’s Dream, heard the story and I was hooked!! Those who knew...